The Boston Celtics are entering a rebuilding stage and are stacking the roster with young players and a lot of draft picks. When the team played its first NBA Summer League game on Sunday, a lot of eyes were on the 13th pick of the 2013 NBA draft Kelly Olynyk.
While it was a small sample size and the competition is obviously a lot tougher in the NBA, Olynyk still looked very confident and displayed great versatility.
The Celtics fell to the Victor Oladipo-led Orlando Magic, but Olynyk held Boston afloat for most of the game. He finished with 25 points and seven rebounds and shot 9-12 from the field. What was most impressive was the way Kelly scored his points. Whether it was a spot-up three-point shot that he has been working on, or a turnaround jumper in the post, Olynyk looked confident letting the ball fly from just about anywhere on the floor. He showed a couple of nice post moves and was also able to put the ball on the floor.
You can’t draw many conclusions from the Summer League, but Olynyk was sure fun to watch in his debut.