Olynyk (knee) will not play for Canada in the FIBA World Cup, but he's expected to be ready for the start of the NBA season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Olynyk flew back to Miami earlier Tuesday to be examined by the Heat's medical staff, who apparently felt it was best for Olynyk to rest rather than push through his bone bruise. All indications are that Olynyk will be ready for the start of the season, where it's possible he opens as Miami's starting power forward or occupies a sixth-man role in the frontcourt.
Olynyk (knee) is in Miami being evaluated by the Heat's medical staff, Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Olynyk suffered a right knee bone bruise in Canada's exhibition contest against Nigeria on Thursday. While the injury isn't expected to be serious, it's possible the Heat will strongly encourage Olynyk to sit out of the World Cup in order to preserve his health for the upcoming NBA season.
Olynyk, who exited the Canadian national team's exhibition game Wednesday against Nigeria in the third quarter after slipping on a wet floor, was diagnosed with a bruised right knee after X-rays on his leg returned negative, Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Olynyk said he expects the injury to keep him off the court for about a week, but he hasn't chosen to withdraw from his national team obligations and plans on playing in the FIBA World Cup, which begins Aug. 31. The 28-year-old -- who was nearly traded earlier in the offseason before ultimately sticking with the Heat -- will be entering the third season of the four-year, $50 million deal he signed with Miami in 2017. He'll likely open training camp as the leading candidate to start at power forward alongside third-year center Bam Adebayo.
Olynyk exited Wednesday's international exhibition game with a leg injury, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Olynyk was playing with Team Canada and sustained the injury when he slipped on an apparent wet spot and went down hard. According to Blake Murphy of The Athletic, coach Nick Nurse said the 28-year-old will undergo X-rays.
Olynyk is not a part of the sign-and-trade agreement that brings Jimmy Butler to Miami, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The initial deal, reported Sunday night, had Olynyk heading to the Mavericks, but the trade ultimately fell apart, and the Heat pivoted to instead roping in the 76ers and the Clippers. Olynyk will remain with the Heat for the time being, though it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could be moved in a separate deal at some point.
Olynyk's future is clouded after Sunday's attempt by the Heat to sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler hit a snag, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports.
There's apparently some confusion as to which players were involved in the deal, so for the time being Olynyk remains in a holding pattern. Tim Cato of The Athletic reports that the initial deal between Miami and Dallas is off, but it's still very possible that Miami could end up moving Olynyk -- to the Mavs or another team -- in the coming days to facilitate the Butler acquisition.
Olynyk was traded from the Heat to the Mavericks along with Derrick Jones as part of a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
Olynyk put up 10 points along with with 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 79 contests with the Heat a season ago, and he figures to battle for playing time with Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber upon landing with the Mavericks.
Olynyk registered 14 points (4-11 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, an assist, two steals and a block over 40 minutes Monday against the Celtics.
Olynyk contributed across the board and led the team in minutes logged, but the Heat would fall 110-105 on the road. The 7-footer is averaging just under 10 points over his previous 10 matchups and has also recorded 6.1 rpg over that stretch. Olynyk will face the Celtics again in Miami's next matchup Wednesday.
Olynyk contributed 12 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 32 minutes during Saturday's 100-92 victory over New York.
Olynyk's rollercoaster production continued Saturday as he came away with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 32 minutes. His playing time has been all over the place of late and that appears to be a trend that will continue. He has played anywhere between 19 minutes and 38 minutes over the past two weeks, making him merely a streaming option in competitive formats.
Olynyk totaled 18 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 36 minutes in the Heat's win over the Thunder on Monday.
Olynyk put up 18 points after averaging just six points per game over his last four contests and finished one rebound shy of a double-double in Monday's win. Since joining the starting lineup permanently, he's averaged 28 minutes per game and will have an opportunity to add another productive stat line on Wednesday when the Heat travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs.
Olynyk produced 22 points (8-14 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist across 45 minutes in Wednesday's 91-84 win over the Hornets.
Olynyk got his third double-double of the season Wednesday night in a game that he carried the Heat to the finish line. The low-scoring affair didn't affect Olynyk's shooting, as he drained a season-high five threes.
Olynyk finished with 25 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal across 34 minutes in the Heat's win over the Nets on Saturday.
Olynyk made his 11th straight start on Saturday, scoring a game-high 25 points and contributing across the stat sheet. He's been solid in his newly-minted starting role, especially over his last three games where he's averaging 21.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Olynyk (ankle) is available Saturday against the Nets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Olynyk was originally deemed questionable due to a sprained right ankle, but he'll opt to play through the injury. He's started each of the past 10 games, averaging 21.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 34.7 minutes over the past three.
Olynyk is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Nets due to a sprained right ankle, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Olynyk has emerged from Thursday's 121-118 loss to the Rockets with a sprained left ankle, though he managed to post 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal -- his second time posting at least 20 points in the past three games. More information on his status for Saturday may arrive after the team goes through morning activities.
Olynyk had 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 33 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 loss to the Rockets.
Olynyk finished with twice as many turnovers as dimes but was otherwise efficient offensively. He has reached double figures in scoring in six of the last seven games while amassing at least 15 points in four of the last five. With Hassan Whiteside (hip) missing the last two contests and James Johnson (shoulder) sidelined for a week and counting now, Olynyk has stepped up, with February being by far his best month of the current campaign. He'll look to keep it rolling during Saturday's matchup with the Nets.
Olynyk produced 28 points (11-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 41 minutes during Monday's 124-121 loss to the Suns.
Olynyk drew the start at power forward and earned a game-high minute total while Justise Winslow (knee), James Johnson (shoulder), and Derrick Jones Jr. (illness) were all sidelined. Olynyk isn't often this aggressive hunting for his own offense, but he stepped up in this one and pitched in a season high scoring total while matching his season high in rebounds.
Olynyk registered 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists across 29 minutes Thursday against Philadelphia.
Olynyk shot over 50.0 percent from the field and notched his third straight double-digit scoring output, but the Heat would fall 106-102 in Philadelphia. The 27-year-old forward continues to put together one of his best months of the 2018-2019 campaign, averaging 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 block over eight games in February.
Olynyk compiled 11 points (4-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 28 minutes during Monday's 103-87 loss to Denver.
Olynyk continues to start for the Heat, ending with 11 points and a full line in Monday's loss. He has been less than impressive since joining the starting unit but this may have been a step in the right direction. The 13 shot-attempts were the most he has taken since December 9, an indication that he may be getting more comfortable running with the opening five.
Olynyk contributed nine points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists and two blocks across 18 minutes in the Heat's 102-96 loss to the Kings on Friday.
Olynyk stuck in the starting five for the second straight game, although backup James Johnson outpaced him by three minutes overall. Olynyk was efficient offensively during his limited time, but he fell short of a double-digit point total for the second straight contest. The veteran floor-spacer's minutes have been hard to trust this season, which renders him an unstable fantasy proposition overall.
Olynyk is starting Friday against the Kings, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Olynyk will join the first unit for the second straight contest, meaning James Johnson will come off the bench again. Olynyk put up just seven points and recorded four rebounds along with two assists and a steal in 20 minutes during his last start, but coach Erik Spoelstra evidently saw something he liked in Olynyk's performance.
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