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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020

Former Gonzaga stars make impact in NBA restart

The NBA bubble has seen Zag vs. Zag, Zag replacing Zag, Zags hurting and Zags thriving.

Former Gonzaga stars await resumption of NBA season

Several former Gonzaga Bulldogs are close to resuming their NBA seasons.

UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk at another Olympics crossroads

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, it looks like an Olympic dream deferred for Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, a result of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics possibly being postponed …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk embracing his veteran role with Miami Heat, Canadian National Team

This season marks Kelly Olynyk’s third in Miami and seventh in the NBA, and the affable big man is drawing on his previous experiences to help younger teammates acclimate to …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk sidelined from FIBA World Cup by knee injury

A knee injury has ended former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk’s stint with the Canadian national team.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

X-rays negative after Kelly Olynyk suffers knee injury while playing for Team Canada

The injury that sidelined Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during a Wednesday exhibition with the Canadian national team in Toronto turned out to be nothing more than a bruised knee

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.

Miami Heat land Jimmy Butler, keep Kelly Olynyk after all

It took longer than expected and became bigger than anticipated, but the sign-and-trade transaction that delivered Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat is now a done deal.

Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk headed to Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. from the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports.

UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Gonzaga Legends: Kelly Olynyk happy to take a break from South Beach for a trip back to Spokane, Hoopfest

The Miami Heat forward has tried illustrating the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament to some of his less-familiar NBA teammates, but he insists it’s something they’d appreciate with their own …

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

‘Gonzaga Legends’ event returns for summer show just in time for Hoopfest

On Thursday, June 27, former Zags basketball stars Kelly Olynyk, Steven Gray, David Pendergraft and Heather Bowman will headline the second “Gonzaga Legends” event at the Martin Woldson Theater at …

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named NABC first-team All-American

Rui Hachimura became the third Gonzaga player ever named first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis keeps close eye on the Bulldogs during breakout NBA season

Sometimes a picture truly is worth 1,000 words. When Domantas Sabonis was asked how proud he is to see Gonzaga again ranked No. 1, the Indiana big man didn’t utter …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis working way up NBA ranks

The only thing that’s changed is the uniform. Domantas Sabonis roams the court, setting concrete screens, collecting rebounds, taking high-percentage shots, dunking followed by an occasional Sabonis’ flex/snarl. Just like …

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018

Former Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk has changed his look in order to benefit Wigs for Kids

Kelly Olynyk, the former Gonzaga standout, has found a higher calling for the locks that have defined his NBA career.

NBA capsules: Wild night in Miami as Heat top Nuggets 149-141 in double OT

James Johnson scored a career-high 31 points, Kelly Olynyk added 30 off the bench and the Miami Heat set a franchise single-game scoring record by beating the Denver Nuggets 149-141 …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Former Gonzaga stars Domantas Sabonis, Kelly Olynyk thrive with new teams

Domantas Sabonis and Kelly Olynyk have new addresses this season and change seems to agree with the two former Zags.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Ex-Zag Kelly Olynyk a great fit with the Miami Heat

After the Boston Celtics, who he’d played his first four NBA seasons for, cut ties after last season, Kelly Olynyk had to decide where to play this season and beyond.

Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 32 for Heat in return to Boston

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 32 points in his rousing return to Boston, and the undermanned Miami Heat hung on for a 90-89 victory over the Celtics. On a night …

Kelly Olynyk makes a big splash in end-of-camp Heat scrimmage

Kelly Olynyk is starting to find his groove with the Miami Heat. Miami’s training camp ended with a scrimmage where all facets of Olynyk’s game were on display, and the …

UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk agrees to sign with Miami Heat

Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Agent Greg Lawrence confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, after ESPN first reported it would be …

Former Zag Kelly Olynyk says he didn’t skip a class as Gonzaga undergrad

Kelly Olynyk was an Academic All-American at Gonzaga and he revealed one of the reasons why during a recent public appearance. The Boston Celtics forward, speaking at an event honoring …

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: It’s ‘a joke’ Warriors’ Draymond Green calls anyone dirty

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas can’t believe Draymond Green is calling anyone else a dirty player, let alone his Boston teammate Kelly Olynyk.

Draymond Green: ‘Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping’

The Kelly Olynyk-Kelly Oubre Jr. battle continues to simmer, with the Wizards crowd chanting for the suspended Oubre and booing the non-suspended Olynyk throughout Sunday night’s Game 4. The reverse …

Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins making most of his minutes

When Przemek Karnowski was a freshman, he played 10.7 minutes per game behind Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris and Sam Dower. When Domantas Sabonis was a freshman, he came off the …

Blanchette: Gonzaga’s big weekend shows team’s commitment to communal cause

This is Hoopfest’s weekend, but in the event’s DNA is a willingness to share, whether it’s with other causes or the avowed one: basketball.

Celtics say F Olynyk will miss 2 weeks

Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk has a right shoulder injury that will keep him out for about two weeks.

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 …