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It’s been said that from Kelly Olynyk’s flowing, golden locks comes an aura that can heal the sick.
Actually, I’m the only one who said that, but what’s another wildly ridiculous overreaction to the “O’Klynyk” he’s been putting on here in Orlando. And while we’re all having fun with the hyperbole while watching Olynyk’s play against a bunch of non-NBA competition, there are things he’s doing here that show that are impressing the NBA folk congregating at the Amway Center.
Olynyk’s shown an array of post moves and an ability to finish with either hand. His footwork is good and his jumper is smooth. He’s even starting to work in some fadeaways and the types of contested shots he’ll face when people aren’t wearing shorts in the stands.
There is little doubt here in Orlando that Olynyk is very skilled.
“It’s crazy,” teammate Colton Iverson said after the game. ”For his size, it’s unbelievable.”
Olynyk had a 21 point, 9 rebound, 4 assist game in a 76-74 win over I
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ORLANDO- Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 25 points, but the Boston Celtics lost its opening game of the Orlando Pro Summer League, falling 95-88 to the Orlando Magic Sunday at the Amway Center. The Celtics also lost starting point guard Nolan Smith, who left the game early with a calf injury...
Kelly Olynyk paused when he was asked if he recalled the last time he played four games in four days. He gazed towards the ceiling as he flipped through his memories. And then he shrugged and said “I don’t know.”
In their latest “Welcome to the NBA” moment, this contingent of wanna-be Celtics struggled through long stretches of their game against the Houston Rockets...
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...
The Boston Celtics have signed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk, their first-round draft choice.
The Celtics traded up in last month's draft to pick Olynyk with the 13th overall selection.
Olynyk made his summer league debut on Sunday and scored 25 points in the Celtics' 95-88 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge sent the No. 16 pick and two future second...
(Photo courtesy of Boston Herald- Staff photo by John Wilcox.)
ORLANDO- Late in the first quarter,Kelly Olynyk caught the ball at the top of the key with some airspace, but instead of taking the open 3-point shot, he hesitated, put the ball on the floor and was whistled for a travel.
“If you’re open, shoot the ball,” shouted Celtics summer league coach Jay Larranaga.
Olynyk on day one: 25pts, 7 boards on 9/12 FG.
Celtics rookies Kelly Olynyk and Colton Iverson brought out some nice kicks today, as did camp invite Phil Pressey. All three members of the C’s NBA Summer League team rolled with Nike today: Olynyk rocked the Kobe VII “World Basketball Festival” again, Iverson wore the Nike Hyperdisruptor & Pressey had on my personal fave...
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The Boston Celtics may have found a gem in No. 13 draft pick Kelly Olynyk.
Olynyk, who was honored the 2013 WCC Player of the Year, has been extremely impressive in his first four summer league games. Despite the 7-footer averaging 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, his basketball smarts and patience is through the roof.
The 22-year-old center...
The Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 93-63 in Summer League play on Monday.
Kelly Olynyk had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals. Darius Johnson-Odom scored 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the floor.
Tony Mitchell had six points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 points but struggled with his shooting...
Fans of the Celtics finally got introduced to the team’s new coach, Brad Stevens, over the weekend. He got off to a good start by saying all the right things. He dropped a “wow” when describing the idea of being hired as the C’s 17th coach. We also got a few nods to the history of the Celtics.
Danny Ainge praised Stevens, 36, and solidified that praise with a six-year deal...
I had a quick opportunity to catch up with new Celtics head coach 1-on-1. He’s a busy guy, but he was nice enough to carve out 5 minutes to talk to me about a few things like his first exposure to the NBA game as head coach, Rajon Rondo, Kelly Olynyk, and the one play in basketball that gets him the most excited.
JK: What are you overall impressions summer league since this...
The Boston Celtics opened up their Summer League stint with a 95-88 loss to the Orlando Magic. While it's nice to win ball games, the end result of these games aren't very significant in the minds of both head coaches and general managers. Instead, the focus is on each player's individual performance as each front office will consider a guy's Summer League output...
Boston Globe A to-do list for Brad Stevens - Gary Dzen examines what the Celtics new head coach should focus on at the moment. Optimistic Jeff Green ready to lead the Celtics - Baxter Holmes share's Green's quotes while watching the Orlando Summer League. Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk continues to impress - Through 3 summer games the 13th pick in the draft looks like a steal...
Following yesterday's loss, the Boston Celtics bounced back in a big way this afternoon, defeating the Detroit Pistons 93-63. With the win, the Celtics became just the fifth team in Summer League history to knock off another squad by 30 or more points. Although it's just the Summer League, that's a pretty impressive achievement considering these guys have only been playing...
Victor Oladipo did not want to be the one to take the first shot. That is not who he is. As some joked after the game that he was a superstar he calmly said, "Not yet."
When the game was truly on the line however, it was Oladipo the Magic needed to turn to and make a play. It may just be Summer League, but Oladipo seemed fine with that moment for the time being.
at Boston Celtics (2-1) at Houston Rockets (2-0)Wednesday, July 10, 2013NBA-TV3:00 PM ET (Replay: 8:00 PM) The
Celtics enter day 4 of Summer League in 3rd place with 12 points.
Their foe on this day, the Houston Rockets, are just one spot back with
11 points. Players to watch on the Celtics are Kelly Olynyk
(19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds), Tony Mitchell (13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds...