Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Here is a profile of each of the three rookies the Celtics acquired last night: Pick 13 – Kelly Olynyk – Gonzaga (PF/C) The Celtics traded pick 16 and two future second round draft picks to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for pick 13, where they selected former Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk, 22, was one of the best big men in college basketball this past season. He is regarded as a top NBA prospect due to his measurements and polished offensive game. Olynyk stands at 7’0” in shoes and weighs 234 pounds. As a junior at Gonzaga this past season, Olynyk averaged 18.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, making him one of the best big men statistically in this year’s draft. Olynyk scores a lot of his points in the post, but he also has a respectable jump shot. He moves well without the ball and thrives in the pick and roll. Defensively, Olynyk is very inconsistent. He plays well on the ball, but he often gets lazy as the games move on. He will need to work on consistency if he wants...
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