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Thread: Kelly Olynyk: What's Up?

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    Default Kelly Olynyk: What's Up?

    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/...3/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
    It is their time....their team...I just get to watch. - Bartruff1

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    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...e-sound-181121
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    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-w...int-whisperer/

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    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"
    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.

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    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.

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