Olynyk: 'TV doesn't justify' the NBA game

Olynyk: 'TV doesn't justify' the NBA game
July 9, 2013, 8:15 pm
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The Celtics are getting their first look at first round pick Kelly Olynyk, and it's safe to say they like what they've seen so far.

Olynyk has been one of the top performers in Summer League through three games in Orlando, averaging 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 steals. The Celtics have gone 2-1 in those games.

He's shown solid footwork in the post and the ability to stretch the court by hitting multiple three-pointers.

He's also shown quick hands on both offense and defense. Olynyk may be making it look easy out there, but his first few games have come with plenty of adjustments.

"Coming up I didn't know what to expect really," Olynyk said. "You watch it on TV, obviously, but TV doesn't justify it at all. Everyone is that much bigger, that much stronger, that much faster. Everyone is athletic. The game is a faster pace. That was definitely an adjustment, but I think I'm adjusting to that more and more every game and every minute I'm on the floor. But I'm really having fun out there, and having fun with my team. It's a great group of guys, great group of coaches, really encouraging. And winning is fun, so the last two days have been more fun than the first one."

Olynyk and the Celtics will play the Rockets Wednesday at 3PM.