Kelly Olynyk picked-up right where he left off last summer, dropping 20 points to go with 8 rebounds & 4 steals in Boston’s 85-77 win over the Heat on Saturday. One of the most common “gripes” from Celtics fans about Olynyk has been his lack of size. If Kelly is going to have anything beyond a perimeter game in the NBA, he’s simply going to have to bulk up a bit.
During yesterday’s game, some fans seemed to think Olynyk looked a bit leaner coming into this year’s summer league. It remains to be seen just how successful Kelly will be in the NBA, but putting on some muscle would obviously benefit the second year C/F. We already know he’s got a reliable mid range jumper & is developing a three-point shot. If he could get a few dependable low post moves, who knows-the kid could really be a contributor. Check out his highlights from yesterday’s win over Miami, as well as a comparison photo I made below. Pic on the left is Olynyk at last season’s media day & on the right is a photo from yesterday. Hey it’s the off season-I have to keep myself busy somehow..