Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk was named the biggest steal of the draft, according to NBA.com’s 12th annual GM survey.
Olynyk had 27% of the GMs vote. Kings rookie Ben McLemore was 2nd (13.8%).
Most Celtics fans went “who?” when the Celtics acquired the Mavs 13th pick and selected Olynyk. But his versatility and shooting touch have been a pleasant surprise throughout the preseason.
KO also ranked 5th in voting for the rookie who will be the best player in 5 years.
Other notables in the survey:
- Rajon Rondo ranked as the 2nd best passer (behind CP3 and tied with Ricky Rubio)
- Rondo ranked 5th in highest basketball IQ
- Avery Bradley ranked 4th best perimeter defender
- Nets-Celtics trade tied 1st in most surprising move of the offseason
- Kevin Garnett is named the 2nd best leader behind Tim Duncan
If you have work projects to avoid, I recommend reading the 56 question survey.