Olynyk's Rookie Diary: Something clicked after All-Star break

Olynyk's Rookie Diary: Something clicked after All-Star break
March 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Kelly Olynyk had a bit of a slow start to his rookie season, as should be expected for a player trying to find his own in the NBA.

But lately, Olynyk has looked more like a veteran than a rookie.

He spoke with CSNNE's Abby Chin in this week's Diary.

"I think I'm definitely on an upward trend which is a good thing," Olynyk said. "Just trying to come in and work hard every day and improve my game to have it fit the NBA game and NBA style of play. So as long as I keep doing that, I'm on the right path."

Olynyk had been averaging 18.5 minutes, and around 7 points, but just 28-percent from beyond the arc going into the All-Star Break. But now, he's picked up those numbers.

In nine games since All-Star break, he's averaging 21 minutes per game, over 10 points per game, and shooting 42-percent from 3-point land.

"Everyone says the game slows down. I think it does slow down," Olynyk said.
"You just kind of get accustomed to the speed and the athleticism, so I think that's something that's really changed for me and allowed me to do more things out there."