Scalabrine's scouting report on Olynyk

Scalabrine's scouting report on Olynyk
July 17, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Celtics' first-round pick Kelly Olynyk has opened some eyes during the NBA's summer league. Former Celtic and Celtic analyst and current Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine breaks down Olynyk's scouting report on "UNO Sports Tonight" with Lou Merloni.

"His skill level is high, his basketball IQ is high," Scalabrine said. "He reacts well, he rebounds the ball well."

The former Gonzaga center has talent to help the rebuilding Celtics franchise, but Scalabrine said Olynyk is versatile enough that he doesn't necessarily need to be a center in the NBA.

"Everyone thought he was a center in college and everyone thought he would be a center in the NBA. He's not. He's a 4 that I can actually foresee him playing 3," Scalabrine said. "He can really shoot the ball, he can bounce it."

Scalabrine worked Olynyk out during the draft process and had nothing but praise for him.

"He is better than what people think," Scalabrine said. "Danny Ainge got a great pick in him. … I was amazed every time I worked Kelly out."