Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/9/13
The title is a joke people. Kelly Olynyk isn't Dirk Nowitzki, despite the fact that there are some resemblances in their games. It's an unfair comparison for Olynyk to be compared to one of the best players of this generation before he's played in a single pre-season game. No one in league history has has more of an unstoppable fadeaway than Nowitzki, and that shot has been what has turned Dirk into one of the 20 greatest scorers in league history. But that doesn't mean we can't be excited about Olynyk. The rookie from Gonzaga went for 21 points, 9 boards and 4 assists today against Indiana, and is averaging 19.7 points per game through three games of summer league action this week in Orlando. Now many people are quick to say, "It's summer league..it means nothing!" And just like with those who compare him to Dirk, I disagree. Listen, trying to analyze the stat lines from summer league action is definitely a tricky exercise. After all, Olynyk is going up against fellow rookies a...
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