Busy summer for Celtics' top pick Olynyk

Busy summer for Celtics' top pick Olynyk
August 12, 2013, 11:30 am
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Kelly Olynyk's life changed two months ago when he became the 13th overall pick, and the Celtics' top pick, in the NBA Draft. Unlike past years in which he prepared for his upcoming season with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, this offseason is all about getting ready for life in the pros. Last month, he participated in the NBA Summer League and has been keeping himself busy since then. Let's see how Olynyk has been spending his summer before training camp begins.

*Olynyk kicked off his career with the Celtics by visiting another Boston sports venue, Fenway Park. He toured the grounds and met several of the Red Sox, including David Ortiz. The seven-footer is bigger than Big Papi.

*The Celtics think Olynyk has potential to soar to new heights in the NBA, and he got a head start in the Panini America rookie photo shoot. Check out Olynyk showing off his dunking style and get a glimpse of his rookie card

*Olynyk has yet to play with Rajon Rondo, but has already spent time with another of the league's top point guards. Fellow Canadian native Steve Nash tweeted a photo of himself and Olynyk from the sidelines in early August: "Me and @KellyOlynyk watching @CanBball national team practice."

*This past weekend, Olynyk was one of the local celebrity judges at the 2013 Kamloops Ribfest in his hometown in British Columbia. Olynyk tweeted a picture upon arrival and was also caught in food-tasting action.

*This week, he will coach aspiring athletes at the Olynyk Klynyk, a basketball camp taking place in Kamloops. According to his post, "This camp will provide campers with an unparalleled level of elite coaching, skill development, and advanced training techniques."