Found June 27, 2013 on Red's Army:
Trader Danny Ainge reportedly made a deal with the Dallas Mavericks for the 13th pick and used the pick to select Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk. The Celtics gave Dallas the 16th pick and two future 2nd round choices. Dallas eventually moved the 16th pick to Atlanta. Confused yet? As for Olynyk, he’s an athletic 7-footer who can play in the post and on the perimeter. Unfortunately, he doesn’t rebound well and is considered a weak defender. Get the full scouting report and highlights in the Draft Express video: With the big KG/Paul Pierce trade hanging in the balance, many Celtics fans are curious if Rajon Rondo is next to go. Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix offers this: By picking Olynyk, several teams see this as a sign Boston is committed to Rajon Rondo. Stay tuned.
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