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Celtics Notes: Kelly Olynyk Dazzles Milano With Crossover, Alley-Oop Pass (Videos)

Forget about the logjam in the front court: the Boston Celtics have a point guard battle on their hands. The C’s opened preseason play for the 2015-16 season Tuesday against Italian team Olimpia Milano, and though third-year big man Kelly Olynyk wasn’t a starter, he still managed to find his way into the highlight reel with some smooth ball handling. First he razzled and dazzled...
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Video: Kelly Olynyk, Evan Turner and Perry Jones talk about the excitement of travelling to Italy

From the Celtics' official YouTube channel: Not a bad view from Lake Como! — Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 4, 2015And check out this video from 1988 on This week won't be @celtics first trip to Europe. Look back at their journey in 1988 WATCH: — (@NBAcom) October 2, 2015Follow...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk wore a sombrero

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The 34-point performance in a crucial contest was one of the best games by any player in the tournament, highlighted by magnificent shooting (11-of-13 from the field) and stellar rebounding (13 boards). The career...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk's monster game not enough as Venezuela stuns Canada in Olympic qualifier

Team Canada went into the FIBA Americas Championship semifinals on a seven-game winning streak and as a heavy favorite to earn a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but on Friday Venezuela pulled off a stunning upset to put Canada's Olympic dreams on hold. The two teams had met in the first round on September 3, with Canada cruising to a 20-point victory, but the second time around...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk Goes Off, But Venezuela Stuns Canada To Earn Olympic Bid (Video)

Fans anxiously awaiting the start of the NBA season were treated to quite the appetizer Friday night. In front of a jam-packed and raucous crowd in Mexico City, the Venezuelan men’s national basketball team shocked Canada 79-78 in the semifinals of the FIBA Americas Championship to secure a spot in the Summer Olympics for the first time since 1992. Boston Celtics center Kelly...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk, Team Canada one win away from Rio Olympics

Team Canada entered the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship as a dark horse candidate to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but after stringing together six consecutive wins, they are now heavy favorites to reach their first Olympics since 2000. Celtics center Kelly Olynyk has been a key part of the Canadians' remarkable run, shooting better than 50 percent and leading the team in...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk is back in action

 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As expected, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was named to the 12-member Canadian National team that will compete this week in Mexico City in the FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City. The 7-foot Olynyk...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk hurt his knee playing for Team Canada last night

Olynyk, in some pain, comes out of the game after this collision. Canada lead down to six. 64-58. 6:33 remaining. — Zachary Bennett (@ZacharyBD) August 23, 2015 Canada got a major scare when starter Kelly Olynyk, of the Boston Celtics, went down in a heap clutching his left knee after getting run over by an opponent who had no desire to fight through...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Kelly Olynyk worried about being traded?

Kelly Olynyk recently spoke about what it means to play for Team Canada: Kelly Olynyk on pride in playing for Canada and biggest difference from the NBA: "They can't trade me to Germany" — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) August 14, 2015If you like to pay attention to the subtext and read between the lines, the "they can't trade me" part is what people seem...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk Embraces Inner Kid, Takes Trip To Legoland (Photos)

Kelly Olynyk got his day with the Larry O’Brien Trophy this week. Well, sort of. The Boston Celtics center on Thursday took a trip to Legoland in Somerville, Mass., as part of a Celtics community event. While there, Olynyk and the local kids in attendance scoped out the Lego-fied versions of Fenway Park and, yes, the NBA’s championship trophy. Kelly Olynyk and his friends...
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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