Blakely: C's should feel good about summer league

Blakely: C's should feel good about summer league
July 12, 2014, 10:00 pm
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The Celtics wrapped up their Orlando summer league with a record of 3-2. 

"A 3-2 record is certainly nothing to get too excited about," says Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely, "but if you’re the Boston Celtics you have to feel good about the way your team played during summer league play."

Summer league is a chance for players to make an early impression, and one player did just that. 

"Certainly one of the guys who jumps off the pages… was Marcus Smart, a guy that we all came to see," says Blakely.

Smart proved again that he is a talented defender and showed an ability to make some shots that will force defenders to respect his perimeter game. 

The biggest surprise might have been Mike Moser, the 6’8 220-pound power forward.

Blakely says Moser will likely find himself at Celtics training camp this fall. 

And the player who made the biggest improvement in Blakely's eyes was Kelly Olynyk.

Olynyk impressed last year, but, "he was even better this time around," says Blakely. 

Now in his sophomore season, Olynyk showed that he's capable of taking another big step in his development.