Heinsohn: Olynyk 'potentially' could be Kevin Love of C's

Heinsohn: Olynyk 'potentially' could be Kevin Love of C's
February 21, 2014, 6:30 am
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While the fans might want to see the Celtics go out and get a big name, such as Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Celitcs legend and CSNNE analyst Tommy Heinsohn said that kind of player might already be here.

"You know who's a Kevin Love on that team, potentially?" Heinsohn told Kyle Draper. "[Kelly] Olynk."

Heinsohn stressed his observation is based on the potential a rookie such as Olynyk has.

"Maybe he becomes that good, maybe he doesn't," he said.

Heinsohn said there are parts of Olynyk's game that are better than Love and others.

"He's fast enough to get out on the wing. He's got a outside shot." he said. "If he's behind the play, he's got a three-point shot. He's got great passing ability. Better than Love. Better than Dirk [Nowitzki]."