Found July 29, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Kelly Olynyk
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Kelly Olynyk‘s impressive showing during the Orlando Summer League drew high praise from experts around the league, but due to a sudden foot injury, the Celtics’ first-round draft pick will have to lay low for the remainder of the summer. Olynyk suffers from plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. The injury will prevent the 22-year-old from participating in training camp with the Canadian national team, as they prepare for the FIBA Americas Championship. The injury serves as another road bump in what has been a turbulent offseason for the Celtics. Olynyk excelled while playing for the Celtics’ summer league team, averaging 18 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field. The 7-footer will certainly play a prominent role during the 2013-14 “rebuilding” season for the Celtics if he can get healthy. Since the treatment for plantar fasciitis is rest, Celtics faithful can only hope the inju...

Report: Kelly Olynyk has plantar fasciitis

Celtics rookie big man and Summer League phenom Kelly Olynyk will not play for Team Canada in the upcoming FIBA Americas Championships because of plantar fasciitis, reports Toronto Raptors radio analyst Eric Smith. Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot – can be a ***** of an injury for NBA big men. Here’s hoping Olynyk is healed and...

Celtics Would "Love" to Trade Jordan Crawford

According to a report by's A. Sherrod Blakely, the Boston Celtics are highly interested in sending Jordan Crawford on his way.  Crawford was acquired by the Celtics just prior to last year's trade deadline. At that point, Rajon Rondo had already torn his ACL and Boston was looking for absolutely anything that could even resemble an offensive presence. Having averaged...

Rondo sighting in the Caymans

Ah..the dog days of summer. That magical time of year when Celtics stories and/or news are few & far between. Well thank goodness for social media-Weibo to be specific. That’s where I found this photo of someone named Brad Partyka & our own Rajon Rondo. Seems #9 is enjoying some time in the Cayman Islands, and this lucky fan got to snap a pic with him. It definitely appears...

Olynyk battling plantar fasciitis

Celtics rookie big man Kelly Olynyk is coming off an eye-opening performance in the Orlando Summer League a good sign for the Boston Celtics squad that have been short of good signs lately. But now comes a less favorable sign from the seven-footer the Celtics drafted 13th-overall out of Gonzaga in the 2013 NBA Draft – Olynyk is battling plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis a...

Your Morning Dump..Where More Leadership Could Suit Rondo

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  Sometime in the coming months, likely in October, the Boston Celtics will almost certainly announce that Rajon Rondo has been named the 15th captain of the storied franchise. Taking the torch from Paul Pierce...

Video: Rajon Rondo passing highlights from the 2012-2013 season

Rajon Rondo is known for his incredible passing skills. During the 2012-2013 season, Rondo had an amazing streak of 37 games with 10 or more assists, which got broken after he was ejected after his infamous fight with Kris Humphries. NBAClutchTime on YouTube posted a nearly ten minute long compilation of Rondo's passing highlights from last season (which I believe was originally...

MarShon Brooks Back in Boston With Chance to Fulfill Ample Offensive Potential (Poll)

MarShon Brooks can flat-out score. The Celtics knew that when they drafted him in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft. They knew it when they immediately traded him for JaJuan Johnson and a second-round pick. And they still know it, obviously, after trading back for him as part of the blockbuster deal with the Nets earlier this month. After Brooks had been officially introduced...

Jordan Crawford Still Has Time to Prove He Can Be Consistent, Reliable in NBA (Poll)

It seems like Jordan Crawford should be a lot older than 24 years old. Crawford became famous in a fuzzy video taken on a handheld camera that showed him, as an underclassman at Xavier, kinda-sorta dunking over LeBron James. He left Xavier after one year — having also left Indiana, his first stop as a college player, after one year — was traded on draft night, got traded again...

Why Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo are the reasons the 2013-14 Celtics will not tank

To tank, or not to tank. That is the question. Ever since the 2013 season ended it seems as though two different schools of thought have emerged from Celtics fans. Those who feel like the team should "tank" 2013-14, doing what it takes to lose games and ensure a top prospect in a loaded 2014 draft; and those who shudder at the mere thought of going through another season...

Sully and Trey Burke take part in RNB Classic

Columbus, Ohio radio station Power 1075 caught-up with the Boston Celtics’ Jared Sullinger last weekend. Sully and Michigan alum/Utah Jazz draftee Trey Burke were in town for the 7th annual Rodgers Neighborhood Basketball classic. Sully was asked about how his rehab was going, what kind of shape he’s in following the surgery and his predictions for the new look Celtics. Also...

Olynyk ranked No. 2 rookie of Summer League by SB Nation

SB Nation has ranked all of the rookies of the 2013 Summer League and Boston's Olynyk comes in as the second best player behind Charlotte's Cody Zeller. Olynyk's offensive skills were really impressive in Orlando, but he also hit some difficult shots that he may not hit in the regular season. ... (Olynyk) opened many eyes in Orlando and was probably the most consistent...

Your Morning Dump… where Brad Stevens is assembling a United Nations of coaches

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  The Boston Celtics have hired former Butler guard Ronald Nored in a player development role, a source told’s Jeff Goodman. The 23-year-old Nored, a guard on Butler’s two Final Four teams coached...

Celtics To Hire Ronald Nored In Player Development Role

The Boston Celtics will hire Ronald Nored in a player development role. Nored played collegiately at Butler and was briefly an assistant coach at South Alabama. Nored will have a role with the Celtics' D-League team.

Brad Stevens hires another young Butler guy

Yesterday the Celtics added another member to their coaching staff, Ronald Nored, a player on Brad Stevens' national runner-up Butler teams in 2010 and 2011.   From the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes: Former Butler point guard Ronald Nored, who most recently was an assistant coach at South Alabama, will reunite with Stevens in Boston, a league source confirmed to the Globe...

Video: Learn to talk Boston with Paul Pierce

Even though Paul Pierce doesn't play for the Boston Celtics anymore (he's with the Brooklyn Nets), he teamed up with DISH to teach people how to talk Boston. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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