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GonzagasaurusFlex
11-08-2018, 07:51 AM
In his sixth NBA season (year two of his four year, $50 million contract w the Miami Heat) the 27 year old seems to be either regressing, losing interest, playing injured or just in the doghouse. I have no idea which if any of the above explain his apparent drop-off in production, but the fact his minutes per game are going down in what should be his prime is puzzling to me. Last night he played 13 minutes with zero field goal attempts.

Here are his stats from last five games, which seem to be trending downward: http://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/2489663/kelly-olynyk


SEASON STATS
GP MPG FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% RPG APG BLKPG STLPG PFPG TOPG PPG
2018-19 Regular Season 10 19.3 2.6-5.8 .448 1.1-3.8 .289 1.9-2.4 .792 3.1 2.4 0.5 0.6 2.6 1.2 8.2
Career 364 21.2 3.7-7.7 .481 1.0-2.8 .368 1.5-1.9 .751 4.9 1.9 0.5 0.7 2.9 1.5 9.8

willandi
11-24-2018, 07:13 AM
I looked last night and couldn't find anything other than this clip on the heat site. Sounds like he is just in a slump. https://www.nba.com/heat/video/kelly-olynyk-practice-sound-181121

OZZY
12-03-2018, 06:39 PM
In Kelly's last two Games with the Heat he has looked much better.

He needs to play 20+ minutes per game for the Heat if they have any chance of winning games.

They want him to shoot 3s if he's open, it opens up so much more if he make them....

https://clutchpoints.com/heat-news-wayne-ellington-becomes-kelly-olynyk-3-point-whisperer/

ZagNative
12-26-2018, 02:33 AM
This is a very complimentary article on Kelly's importance to the Heat and his performance recently: "Miami Heat: The overall dynamic effect of Kelly Olynyk" (https://hoopshabit.com/2018/12/19/miami-heat-overall-dynamic-effect-kelly-olynyk/)

Since being reintegrated into the core rotation of the Miami Heat, Kelly Olynyk has again demonstrated his immense value to the team.

For a decent period of time this season, it was unclear just where the Miami Heat stood with Kelly Olynyk.

Despite the underwhelming performance of the team, it seemed there was no room for the unique package of skills that Olynyk brings to the table. Over the first 20 games of the season, he averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in just 17.8 minutes per game, including receiving the dreaded Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision.

This was a far cry from the final 20 games of Olynyk’s first season with the Heat, where the Canadian native averaged 13.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 23.9 minutes per game.

However, with the Heat struggling mightily with a 7-13 record, and with a number of key players sidelined for multiple games, Olynyk again became part of head coach Erik Spoelstra’s plans. Thus far, the results speak for themselves. Over the last nine games, the Have posted a 6-3 record, which featured winning four out of six games during a challenging West Coast road trip.

zagbeliever
01-04-2019, 06:31 PM
I don't know if it has anything to do with it but Sam Dower is his best friend and Sam's dad just died. I know Kelly and Sam are both very close to each other's family. So sorry for Sam and for Kelly.

23dpg
01-23-2019, 08:46 PM
Weird situation. He's getting this stat line lately.

K. Olynyk PF DNP-COACH'S DECISION

Mojo13
01-24-2019, 10:12 AM
Weird situation. He's getting this stat line lately.

K. Olynyk PF DNP-COACH'S DECISION

A couple things going on - the Heat are semi-struggling coupled with just many healthy bodies right now (had a load of guys hurt last year). They are experimenting with different line-ups and attempting game by game match-ups. All this is causing KOs minute to fluctuate wildly. It is still quite odd to see as KO was really good for the Heat last year. There were a couple line-up couple combinations with KO that were very effective last year yet they have rarely been used this year.
Add to oddness is that KO really killed the Clippers the last time they played yet gets DNP'd last night and DNP'd vs Boston where you;d expect him to ball out.

Hopefully it all works itself out in his favor.

sittingon50
01-24-2019, 10:28 AM
They sure are paying him a lot of money to be nailed to the bench. Bad situation.

OZZY
01-27-2019, 11:31 PM
Kelly got some time on court today...(due to an injury of a teammate).

A very efficient 11 points (on 6 shots) and 6 rebounds in 17 minutes...

http://www.espn.com.au/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071415

When he plays well Miami has a great record..

NontradZag
02-25-2019, 06:47 PM
Olynyk is having himself a night...28 pts on 40 + minutes of PT.


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azzagfan
03-02-2019, 08:41 PM
Another big game for Kelly, 25 pts on 9-13 in blowout of Nets. http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071610

OZZY
03-02-2019, 10:09 PM
Another big game for Kelly, 25 pts on 9-13 in blowout of Nets. http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071610

From DNP Coaches decision a few weeks ago to the last 4 games averaging 22.25 ppg....as a starter.

I know its because if injuries right now, but even when other players get back KO should remain the starting PF for the rest of the year with Bam as the centre.

OZZY
03-06-2019, 08:14 PM
Kelly makes the most of another start (and win), leading the Heat in minutes and scoring.

He certainly has his MOJO back hitting 5 of 7 three pointers (He's hitting 61% of them the last 5 games).

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071638

As a long-time Kelly follower it's great to see him on a roll.

Mojo13
03-07-2019, 02:59 PM
Kelly makes the most of another start (and win), leading the Heat in minutes and scoring.

He certainly has his MOJO back hitting 5 of 7 three pointers (He's hitting 61% of them the last 5 games).

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071638

As a long-time Kelly follower it's great to see him on a roll.


He is gearing up to lead Canada to a medal at the World Cup this summer.

webspinnre
03-08-2019, 11:12 AM
Kelly featured in this week's Zach Lowe column, at number 3:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26173297/10-things-like-including-chris-paul-swagger

ZagNut08
04-02-2019, 01:55 PM
Just got $1M bonus based on minutes played...must be rough figuring out the tax implications

bartruff1
04-02-2019, 03:22 PM
At this point he could just buy Kamloops....but if you have been a young good looking single NBA multi millionaire in South Beach.....

NontradZag
06-30-2019, 08:00 PM
Kelly O to the Mavs as part of the Butler trade


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Miami would get Jimmy Butler, Dallas would get Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. and Philadelphia would get Josh Richardson ... but that trade construction remains (at least) one piece shy


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sittingon50
07-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Wasn't it Dallas that originally drafted him?

Cuban is a players' owner. Hope Kelly enjoys himself.

NontradZag
07-01-2019, 12:07 PM
Update from CBS:

Heat's Kelly Olynyk: In limbo after sign-and-trade fails
By RotoWire Staff 1h ago • 1 min read
UPDATE 1h ago

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.


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OZZY
07-01-2019, 04:35 PM
With Hassan Whiteside being traded I don't think Miami will also move Kelly.

Spo has a soft spot for KO and I was surprised that he was being traded.

Unless they land another experienced big I have to think that KO is still starting beside Bam.

With Kanter and Leonard leaving Portland Collins has a better chance of getting some starts

GonzagasaurusFlex
07-14-2019, 03:23 AM
With Hassan Whiteside being traded I don't think Miami will also move Kelly.

Spo has a soft spot for KO and I was surprised that he was being traded.

Unless they land another experienced big I have to think that KO is still starting beside Bam.

With Kanter and Leonard leaving Portland Collins has a better chance of getting some starts

Miami reportedly the team OKC is most likely to work a deal w in order to trade CP3 to them. I’ve read both teams and CP3 want to make it happen. Heat will have to unload some big contracts back to OKC to pull it off $ wise. Too lazy to dig deep into current Heat roster to make informed guess about which contracts they would most likely need to move to OKC in order to clear room for CP3, but I’m sure Olynyk’s (2 years remaining on his 4 year $50M signed in 2017) would be high on the list.

NontradZag
07-17-2019, 05:31 PM
Freaking awesome. “The Artifice” with the WWE’s “The Miz”!

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/videos/hungermania-kelly-olynyk

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Bogozags
07-18-2019, 03:20 PM
Freaking awesome. “The Artifice” with the WWE’s “The Miz”!

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/videos/hungermania-kelly-olynyk

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That was funny!

upan8th
01-10-2020, 04:11 PM
Whussup, indeed, with Kelly? Seems like he's played himself completely out of the mix in Miami. I know they've had an influx of new talent with Nunn, Herro, Robinson & Adebayo, but now they've decided they don't need Kelly to play at all? Last game I watched, his team mates were rooting hard for him when he was in the game, but he didn't take a shot, didn't score. Yesterday he's a DNP. He looks distressed. Is he injured? Did I miss the press release? Trying to imagine a team that might want to acquire him before the trade deadline. Timberwolves ? or maybe San Antonio? Just a shame he won't be sharing in the Heat's rise to prominence this season.

Jstock12
01-10-2020, 05:32 PM
Whussup, indeed, with Kelly? Seems like he's played himself completely out of the mix in Miami. I know they've had an influx of new talent with Nunn, Herro, Robinson & Adebayo, but now they've decided they don't need Kelly to play at all? Last game I watched, his team mates were rooting hard for him when he was in the game, but he didn't take a shot, didn't score. Yesterday he's a DNP. He looks distressed. Is he injured? Did I miss the press release? Trying to imagine a team that might want to acquire him before the trade deadline. Timberwolves ? or maybe San Antonio? Just a shame he won't be sharing in the Heat's rise to prominence this season.

He'd look nice next to Doncic and Porzingis.

OZZY
01-10-2020, 09:31 PM
Whussup, indeed, with Kelly? Seems like he's played himself completely out of the mix in Miami. I know they've had an influx of new talent with Nunn, Herro, Robinson & Adebayo, but now they've decided they don't need Kelly to play at all? Last game I watched, his team mates were rooting hard for him when he was in the game, but he didn't take a shot, didn't score. Yesterday he's a DNP. He looks distressed. Is he injured? Did I miss the press release? Trying to imagine a team that might want to acquire him before the trade deadline. Timberwolves ? or maybe San Antonio? Just a shame he won't be sharing in the Heat's rise to prominence this season.

It has almost been a yearly ritual with Kelly, sometime during the season, usually due to a loss of confidence by Kelly, a coach decides they will play better utilising other players. Usually they wake up at some stage and remember what unique talent he is and throw him back in the mix (might be very soon after losing today to a below average Nets team) . Last year after he had a spell, Kelly came back and played some of his best ball ever...

In saying that, the biggest change for Miami was Butler coming over, they now play a different game than last year and some of the other players fit in better (Myers Leonard is better defender). Adebayo is also greatly improved....

Alum08
01-11-2020, 07:11 PM
Meyers Leonard is the worst defensive big of all time. I'm not one for hyperbole either.

willandi
01-15-2020, 07:14 PM
KO was in the game tonight. Only for 9 minutes, so I wonder if he has been sick.

upan8th
02-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Lots of maneuvering by the Heat, adding & subtracting players, and yet Kelly, surprisingly, remains with the team. Doubt it was because no other teams wanted him. His paltry $10 million a season should have been enticing for a lot of teams. Very puzzling, but I'm glad he's still with the team. Addition of Iguodala might be enough to propel them to a deep playoff run. Interesting test tonight vs Kngs re Kelly's playing time.

OZZY
02-12-2020, 06:06 PM
I think that Heat Management love his team-first mentality and wiliness to do whatever it takes.

His last game against the Warriors showed what he can do. In 21 minutes off the bench he was +28, with 13 points (2/4 from the 3), 11 Assists, 6 rebounds a block and a steal.....

It was great to see him on the floor with his friend Jae Crowder, the first game since they have played together with the Celtics.

Pat and Spo just need to involve him more (preferably when ball hog Butler's not in the floor) .