Kelly Olynyk

KELLY OLYNYK (MIA)

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#9•K. OLYNYK

F/C • 7’0, 245 lbs; 7th year, Gonzaga

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NBA ROLE: VERSATILE, HYBRID BIG

 

Kelly O. has developed into a versatile, offensive big; a 7-foot, pick & pop center, Olynyk fits right into today’s NBA – rare in the sense he's confident both (moving off ball and) rising up around screens & slipping back after setting his own; not just a knockdown shooter (38% from deep in ’17-’18), Kelly’s capable of beating his man off the dribble (handles & scores well for a player his size), is comfortable setting up shop for elbow faceups & turnarounds; makes smart reads as a distributor; loves transition threes – it’s almost as if teams forget to guard Olynykas a trailing shooter from outside; doesn’t welcome contact or heavy banging in the lane but still converts decently in traffic; efficiency isn’t always a given; needs a mean(er) streak on the boards; has improved defensively under Erik Spoelstra – Olynyk is one of the league's top reserves

 

*it’s actually because most bigs, especially fives, aren’t naturally accustomed to checking jump-shooting bigs, gravitate towards protecting the paint


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MORE ON "KELLY O."

  • Career: 9.9 points/game, 4.9 rebounds/game, 48% FG

  • Competes for the Canadian National Basketball team – hails from Toronto

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 77