Predicting the season for Kelly Olynyk

Predicting the season for Kelly Olynyk
September 26, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Boston Celtics forward/center Kelly Olynyk has been getting acclimated to his new Boston home over the summer, but how soon before he gets acclimated on the court with his teammates?

Kyle Draper sat down with A. Sherrod Blakely and Rich Levine and discussed what we can expect from the C's rookie, who had a superb Summer League in Orlando for the Green Team this summer.

"Fantasy league owners, let me tell you: He's not going to get you 19 [points] and 7 [rebounds] like he did in Summer League, So lets' just kill that idea right now," Blakely said. "But he is a good player. The thing that I liked most about him this summer wasn't so much the production, but just the footwork, the basketball IQ, if you will. And you hear that term thrown out there a lot, but there are very few players who when you watch them play you can literally watch them thinking the game in a way that's better than the guys who they're playing with. And Kelly Olynyk falls into that category."

Levine notes that you can say that about another young big man on the Celtics - Jared Sullinger.

"I think the idea of maybe the two of them - If it's not this year, I think they'll play a little bit this year - but in the future, working together in the post, that could be an interesting combo," Levine said.

Sullinger has fully recovered from back surgery and looks to play a vital role in the team's success this season. Olynyk may also find himself with a bigger role than most Celtics rookies have had over the last decade.