Found June 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
It may be buried underneath the news of a massive, multi-player deal that is reportedly set to go down between the Celtics and Nets, but Boston added one of the top big men in college basketball Thursday night. That man is Kelly Olynyk, a 7-foot center out of Gonzaga drafted No. 13 overall by Dallas and acquired by the Celtics in a draft-night deal. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge met with the media following the trade to discuss Olynyk’s talents and, of course, his hair. Check out some highlights from the news conference in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Gonzaga Men’s Basketball
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

2013 NBA Draft Player Profile: Kelly Olynyk

(Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports) Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga - Junior (Born 1991) Center 7'0" 234 lbs

Kelly Olynyk Traded to Celtics in Draft-Night Deal With Mavericks (Video)

The Boston Celtics have reportedly made a trade with the Dallas Mavericks to acquire former Gonzaga power forward Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk, whom the Mavericks took with the No. 13 pick in the draft, will be heading to Boston in exchange for No. 16 pick Lucas Nogueira, whom Dallas promptly traded to Atlanta, according to reports, and two future second-round picks. After redshirting in...

Boston Celtics Draft Kelly Olynyk

Kelly Olynyk - 7'0", 234 pound Center - Gonzaga The Boston Celtics traded up three spots in the 2013 NBA Draft to grab center Kelly Olynyk from Gonzaga. Boston gave the Dallas Mavericks their 16th pick in this year's draft and two future second round draft picks for the No. 13 spot to take a player who may very well be the most polished offensive big-man in the entire...

Celtics draft Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk at #13

The Boston Celtics have drafted Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The C’s acquired the rights to the 13th pick from the Dallas Mavericks, who received the Celtics’ 16th overall pick and two 2014 second-rounders in exchange. Olynyk, 22, is a seven-footer from Toronto, Canada who declared for the draft following his junior season at...

Boston Celtics Rookies: Kelly Olynyk, Colton Iverson, Phil Pressey

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...

Celtics Trade Up to Draft Gonzaga Center Kelly Olynyk

BOSTON – The Celtics traded the 16th pick in the 2013 draft with two second-rounders to the Dallas Mavericks to draft Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk. A proficient low-post scorer, Olynyk brings the Celtics some desperately needed interior presence on offense and some even more urgent flowing hair. Olynyk is not athletic like Sullinger, but he has a well-polished offensive post game...

2013 NBA Draft: Boston Celtics trade for 13th pick, select Kelly Olynyk from Gonzaga

The Celtics traded up to select center Kelly Olynyk from Gonzaga.The Boston Celtics have traded up, securing Dallas’ 13th pick to select Kelly Olynyk, a 7-foot center from Gonzaga, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.The Celtics send Dallas the 16th overall pick and two future second-rounders, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June...

Celtics trade up to 13, select Kelly Olynyk

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...

Get to know the newest Boston Celtics rookies

Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Drafted 13th overall by Mavericks, traded to Celtics Forward/center, 7’0, 234 lbs., 6’9.75″ wingspan What the scouts say: “Olynyk’s 2013 offensive-post dominance was special. Easily the best among prospects in the past three seasons (the time period I have shot-location data for). He scored 16.8 points at the rim per 40. The next best was Cody Zeller...

Lucas Nogueira’s Massive Afro Steals Show on NBA Draft Night (Photo)

The Boston Celtics traded the ‘fro for the flow Thursday night. Though they ended up with former Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk, whose shoulder-length locks made him a cult hero with the Zags, through a draft-night trade with the Mavericks, the Celtics officially used their No. 16 selection on Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira, who sports an outrageous hairstyle of his own. Nogueira...

Kelly Olynyk Nice Piece to Help Celtics’ Rebuilding Process, But Far From Franchise Cornerstone

BOSTON — Give Danny Ainge credit for framing the conversation. The agreement to send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets was not even finalized Thursday night when the Celtics president of basketball operations did his best to set expectations extremely low for the coming season, and possibly beyond. Draft night is often the time for NBA team executives to act like...

Draft rumors: Celtics linked to Kelly Olynyk, Steven Adams and Dennis Schroeder

German. Rondo. T-7 hours until the NBA draft begins in Brooklyn, and seemingly no one knows anything for sure. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who hold the #1 pick, have been linked to Nerlens Noel, Otto Porter, Alex Len and Victor Oladipo. Did I mention that they've known they'd draft first for a month, and that there are only seven freaking hours before they select? However...

2013 NBA Draft: An opportunity missed

Why, Danny? Why? After some wheeling and dealing with the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics moved up to 13th overall in the first round of last night's draft. As part of the trade, the Celtics gave Dallas their 16th pick and two future second-rounders. Who did they just have to move up to draft? Who could have possibly not been there at 16? Gonzaga 7-footer Kelly Olynyk. Really...

C’s Summer League roster coming together

  We’re a little more than a week away from the Orlando Summer League, where guys will put on green and white practice jerseys and try to make us feel better about the upcoming season.  Here, via Sherrod Blakely, is that group: NAME    HT    WT    COLLEGE Colton Iverson    7-0    255    Colorado State Kelly Olynyk    7-0    238    Gonzaga Fab Melo...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.