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  • Danny Ainge defends Kelly Olynyk for injuring Love

    Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge came to the defense of forward Kelly Olynyk for the play that injured Kevin Love. Ainge said the Cleveland forward was “a little over …


  • Love: Olynyk’s ‘bush-league’ play caused injury

    BOSTON – Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a “bush-league” play. Cleveland’s power forward was injured in the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ 101-93 …


  • Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 30 to lead Boston Celtics past 76ers

    NBA: Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the visiting Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and …


  • Kelly Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavs

    Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for …


  • Celtics pleased with Olynyk’s progression

    Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge stood in the middle of a tunnel near the Orleans Arena court, waiting for the postgame celebration to conclude following Gonzaga’s win over BYU in …


  • Like old times with Olynyk

    It wasn’t quite like old times when Kelly Olynyk showed up as a surprise guest for Gonzaga’s Senior Night on Saturday. Shortly after he was announced, Olynyk took off his …


  • Just like old times with Kelly Olynyk

    It wasn’t quite like old times when Kelly Olynyk showed up as a surprise guest for Gonzaga’s Senior Night on Saturday.


  • Gonzaga basketball dominates SWABS voting

    It comes as little surprise that Gonzaga University basketball player Kelly Olynyk is the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters Amateur Athlete of the Year for 2013. Coming off a redshirt …


  • Gonzaga opens road-heavy second half at Santa Clara

    Midway through the WCC race, Gonzaga is in first place but the course changes a bit for the second half.


  • Oladipo, Olynyk turn heads

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Pro Summer League is in the books. The Orlando Magic had a bunch of goals for the week, but none of them was more important …


  • Danny Ainge welcomes newest Celtic, ‘hippie’ Kelly Olynyk

    BOSTON — Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge understands why other teams keep calling to see if he will trade Rajon Rondo or even his newest player, former Gonzaga University …


  • Kelly Olynyk introduced to Boston media

    Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge understands why other teams keep calling to see if he will trade Rajon Rondo or even his newest player, former Gonzaga University standout Kelly …


  • Olynyk drafted 13th, ends up Celtic

    All things considered, Kelly Olynyk landed in the right spot in the NBA draft. Home.


  • Olynyk’s stellar season pays off as he lands with Celtics

    Kelly Olynyk ended up with the Boston Celtics after being taken by the Dallas Mavericks with the 13th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.


  • Gonzaga’s Olynyk opts for NBA draft

    Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk sought advice from a “plethora of people,” from family to coaches to ex-Zag Adam Morrison to NBA guard and fellow Canadian Steve Nash. Olynyk made pro-con lists, …


  • Gonzaga’s Olynyk opts for NBA draft

    Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk has decided to bypass his senior season and declare for the NBA draft. The 7-foot junior informed coach Mark Few and his teammates Thursday night and made …


  • Olynyk first-team AP All-American

    The awards continue to stack up for Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk. The 7-footer from Kamloops, B.C., became the third Gonzaga player to be honored as a first-team Associated Press …


  • Olynyk first-team AP All-American

    The awards continue to stack up for Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk. The 7-footer from Kamloops, B.C., became the third Gonzaga player to be honored as a first-team Associated Press …


  • Moss Adams employees try out Olynyk’s hairstyle

    If Gonzaga men’s basketball center Kelly Olynyk has practical reasons for keeping his long locks out of a ponytail while he plays, no one at the Spokane office of accounting …


  • Then and Now photos: Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk was described by this newspaper in 2009 as “a versatile Canadian capable of playing several positions.” It was but one line in a look ahead to the 2009-10 …


  • Bulldogs used to getting physical

    “Olynyk the catch, one dribble. He is just hammered by Kaufusi, hammered, and the Zags are furious. Man, was that a hard foul. Olynyk just got destroyed there. … He …


  • Bulldogs accustomed to physical play

    It’s happened to virtually every Gonzaga standout player through the years. They become the focus of opponents’ scouting reports, draw the most attention, an occasional gimmick defense and usually end …


  • No. 1 Gonzaga dominates WCC awards

    Kelly Olynyk returned from a three-game suspension to make his season debut at the Old Spice Classic in November. He was roughly 20 months removed from his last official Gonzaga …


  • Olynyk named WCC player of the year

    Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named WCC player of the year, the conference announced Tuesday.


  • No. 3 Zags gear up for Broncos

    While national pundits debate Gonzaga’s merits as a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs are closing in on a top seed entirely within their grasp. Gonzaga …


  • No. 3 Zags gear up for Santa Clara

    While national pundits debate Gonzaga’s merits as a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs are closing in on a top seed entirely within their grasp.


  • Bulldogs finding success in the classroom

    Junior forward Kelly Olynyk doesn’t have to raise his hand anymore to receive permission to speak in class. No, it’s not preferential treatment because he’s averaging 18 points and 6.9 …


  • Gonzaga triumphs at USF for first time in four games

    SAN FRANCISCO – Elias Harris didn’t want his Gonzaga career to end without experiencing a victory at San Francisco’s cozy War Memorial Gym. So the senior forward, 0-3 in three …


  • Coming up huge

    A convincing case could be made that Gonzaga’s defense paved the way for an 83-63 men’s basketball victory over BYU on Thursday night. Then again, the same could be said …


  • Zag Day trivia: So you think you’re a fan?

    It’s National Gonzaga Day, as declared by the home office on the north bank of the Spokane. This is actually something of a misnomer, as there are related events occurring …

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