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NBA.com has published their first version of the Kia Rookie Ladder of the season and the Celtics impressive rookie, Kelly Olynyk tops the list.
Kelly Olynyk : BOSTON CELTICS
has been the most impressive rookie so far in Orlando. Through three
games, he's averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 57.5
percent from the floor. He's done it in a variety of ways, too. When a
big has backed off, he's hit from outside. When his defender steps out
on him, he's been able to get to the rim with a quick first step and
nice moves in the paint. Looks like the C's knew what they were doing
with their Draft day trade.
Following the Big KO on the list are Mason Plumlee (Nets), Victor Oladipo (Magic), Michael Carter-Williams (76ers), Solomon Hill (Pacers), Ian Clark (Heat), James Ennis (Heat), Grant Jerrett (Thunder), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Pistons), and....
Phil Pressey : BOSTON CELTICS
going undrafted, Pressey is hoping to find a place as Rajon Rondo's
backup. Through three games, the Mizzou product is averaging 11.3 points
and 4.3 assists while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor. He'll need
to cut down on his turnovers (3.7 per game) if he wants to stick around,
but he's done just enough to land a bottom rung on the Ladder for now.
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