Kelly Olynyk is going to really like the stern talking-to he is going to get from Brad Stevens.
Stevens the Celtics’ head coach had some unusual but accurate criticism for the rookie after Wednesday’s 101-97 preseason win over the Brooklyn Nets. Olynyk had a fine performance overall much better than his nine-point six-rebound stat line implied but Stevens had a minor bone to pick nonetheless.
Namely Stevens wanted to know why it took Olynyk until the 5:40 mark of the third quarter to crack the scoring column for the first time in the game.
“Kelly is still too passive shooting the ball” Stevens said. “That’s the one thing you can be critical about because it’s nice to be told to shoot more. So he needs to shoot it more for us there’s no question about it.” Aggressiveness at both ends of the floor is an issue for the Canadian big man. He loves to pass and he is very good at it but he also possesses a deadly jump shot from anywhere on the court. He took just three 3-pointers on W...