With hours to go before the trade deadline, it's anybody's guess what the Celtics' roster will look like when they return to action on Friday night in Utah, but what's certain is that Kelly Olynyk will not be with the team through at least the next three games. The big man left the last game before the All-Star break, a February 10 home win over the Clippers, with a shoulder injury, and at practice on Wednesday head coach Brad Stevens explained that Olynyk has traveled to Los Angeles to get a second opinion after the team initially expected him to be good to go following the break.
"He's very sore, so that's why he's seeking a second opinion," Stevens told reporters, per The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach. "What we saw was a bruise."
Olynyk has played every game this year except the season opener, when he was serving a one-game suspension for inflicting an injury to Kevin Love's shoulder during last year's playoffs. He's averaging 10.1 points while shooting a career-best 41.3 percent on three-pointers, but his 4.3 rebounds per game are a career low.
After Friday's game against the Jazz, the C's play back-to-back in Denver and Minnesota on Sunday and Monday before returning home to face the Bucks next Thursday.
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