Rumor: Boston showing interest in former Celtic Kelly Olynyk

As per Marc Stein, association sources say the Boston Celtics are "among the groups that is checking Utah's Kelly Olynyk ahead of a potential exchange pursuit."

The large man is playing just shy of 22 minutes a game averaging 7.9 focuses, 4.5 helps, and 5.5 bounce back. Olynyk is having an extraordinary season in Utah and has been exceptionally effective while on the court. From the floor he's shooting 54.9%, 41.8% from past the curve, and 88.9% at the line.

It will be a precarious arrangement for Boston to finish given the Celtics should match the $12 million that Olynyk is making this season. Olynyk is in the third year of a three-year $37,195,122 bargain that he at first endorsed with the Cylinders.

As CelticsBlog and Spotrac's Keith Smith spread out, it'll take a pivot player or stacking a lot of players together for the Canadian.

Olynyk has been having an exceptional season. Productivity is out of this world and he's set up great counting details, in spite of not playing a ton.

But...(wet cover time!)

It's difficult for Boston to match $12M in exchange. It's either a pivot fellow, or stacking together a lot of folks.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 25, 2023
This is the second gossip to as of late emerged about Boston's advantage in adding frontcourt profundity. It was before detailed the Celtics are additionally inspired by Detroit's Isaiah Stewart.

In the event that an arrangement can finish, the Celtics will add a demonstrated vet which will help their seat choices and update its frontcourt. Olynyk is in the last year of his agreement and is set to be an unhindered free specialist after this season.

The Celtics reach the finish of their 4 game excursion with a game against their most established and greatest opponent, the Los Angeles Lakers. This is one of the games that each celtic fan and probable each celtic player circles on their schedule when the timetable emerges. This is the first of two gatherings between these two groups. They will meet in the future in Boston on February 1.

Since the Lakers moved to Los Angeles, before the 1960-61 season, they have met multiple times and the Celtics lead with 111 successes to 96 for the Lakers. The Celtics are 9-3 against the Lakers in the Finals. Boston brought home the initial 8 championships before the Lakers won 3 of the last 4 gatherings with the Celtics last title coming against the Lakers in 2008.

The Celtics lead the series generally speaking all time 165-133, including the games the Lakers played in Minneapolis prior to moving to LA. They trail 55-77 in games played out and about. The Celtics won the series last season 2-0, dominating both matches by precisely 4 focuses and with the two games going into additional time. Both of these groups have 17 Titles and are in a competition to see who gets to Standard 18 first.

The Celtics are first in the East, with the Bucks surrounding them, simply a portion of a game behind them. They are 2 games in front of the third spot Philadelphia 76ers and 4 games in front of the fourth spot Orlando Wizardry. The Celtics are 8-6 out and about. also, 8-2 in their last 10 games. They are 3-2 against Western Meeting adversaries. They have dominated their last 2 matches.

The Lakers are ninth in the West. They are 7 games out of the lead position. They are 1.5 games behind sixth spot Dallas for a dependable season finisher spot. They are 1 game in front of eleventh spot Phoenix, and exiting play ready. They are 10-3 at home and 5-5 in their last 10 games. They are 3-5 against Eastern meeting rivals. They had lost 4 games prior to dominating their last match.

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