Olynyk is one of the newer names on a list of dirty players, but he’s earning his reputation in spades of late. Olynyk seems to save his dirtiest plays for the playoffs. There was the infamous Kelly Scuffle with fellow Kelly, Oubre Jr, in a physical, mean series with the Washington Wizards that featured a lot of bad blood.
But Kelly Olynyk’s real reputation came from trying to pull Kevin Love’s arm out of its shoulder socket, ending Love’s playoffs and giving him a shoulder injury it doesn’t seem he’s ever really fully healed from. That’s a new level of dirty all together.