Found June 28, 2013 on
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 7-0 255 Syracuse
Phil Pressey 5-11 175 Missouri
DeShawn Sims 6-8 225 Michigan
Courtney Fells 6-6 210 N.C. State
Tim Ambromaitis 6-8 236 Notre Dame
Darius Johnson-Odom 6-2 215 Marquette
Tony Mitchell 6-6 216 Univ. of Alabama
Lawrence Hill 6-8 220 Stanford
I’m honestly quite surprised that Terrence Williams isn’t on the list. I thought this is the summer he started to learn the point guard spot?
Here’s a look at the full schedule.
And now would be a good time to remind everyone that I wil
BEST OF MAXIM
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Gonzaga - Junior (Born 1991)
7'0" 234 lbs
The Indiana Pacers used their second-round pick on center Colton Iverson of Colorado State, then traded Iverson to Boston for cash.
A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the transaction Thursday night on condition of anonymity because it was not yet official.
Iverson is a 7-foot, 255-pound center who was taken 53rd overall. He started his career at Minnesota. Last season...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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?
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.