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Monday, August 26, 2013

Celtics' Olynyk: Steal of NBA Draft?

Kelly Olynyk in NBA Summer League action
The Boston Celtics selected Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk with the 13th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The scouting report on Olynyk is that he is not a great athlete, but he plays with intelligence and all-around offensive skill.

According to the Rookie Survey, his peers predict that he (or Victor Oladipo) will have the best NBA career:

Which rookie will have the best career?
  • T-1st: Victor Oladipo, Orlando & Kelly Olynyk, Boston -- 18.2 percent

And he was voted third in Rookie of the Year voting by his peers:

Who will be the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year?

  • 3: Kelly Olynyk, Boston -- 18.2 percent

Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens
With the additions of Olynyk and coach Brad Stevens and the returns of Jared Sullinger and Rajon Rondo from injury...suddenly the future looks promising for Team Green

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