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This rotational move may already be starting, as Kelly Olynyk has averaged 21 minutes over the last three games.
However, prior to that, he had fallen down the depth chart a fair amount, seeing less and less first and fourth-quarter action.
Overall, Kris Humphries has been a more stable, consistent option for Brad Stevens, which has led to a lot of single-digit-minute games for Olynyk. He is looking healthy after coming back from an injury in mid-December and has played well enough when given minutes.
The Celtics have to start seeing what they have in Olynyk now. They will need to decide what his long-term future is with the organization if making moves either before the trade deadline or this summer in free agency and the draft.
Boston moved up in the 2013 draft to get Olynyk, but that was before Stevens was hired. Hopefully he and management have the same idea of what Olynyk is, but we can't be sure. Upon hearing of the signing just a short time after being drafted, Olynyk was excited to play for a guy he opposed in college, per Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston:
I'm excited. He's a great coach. I really respect him, I think he's a great basketball mind, absolute-genius kind of thing. I really respect him because he knows the game, and know he's a student of the game.
Surely they need to know whether he can be a future starter, role player, trade piece or dud. They won't find that out while he is stuck behind Humphries.