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Celtics trade up for Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On June 27, 2013 @ 9:04 pm In General | 29 Comments

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Kelly Olynyk

The Celtics traded the No. 16 pick and two future second-round selections to the Mavericks for the right to pick Gonzaga 7-foot center Kelly Olynyk.

Olynyk, 22, who worked out with the C’s in Waltham on Sunday, averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a junior for the Bulldogs last season. The British Columbia native shot 62.9 percent from the field.

Little known fact about Olynyk: He has short arms. Check out WEEI.com’s draft profile here [4].

The Celtics will send two second-round picks in 2014 — their own and the Nets second-rounder from the MarShon Brooks and JaJuan Johnson swap in 2011 — to the Mavericks in exchange for Olynyk.

According to reports, the Mavericks then traded the C’s original No. 16 pick to the Hawks, who took Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira.

Meanwhile, the Celtics also traded into the second round, acquiring Indiana’s No. 53 pick and selecting Colorado State 7-footer Colton Iverson, who averaged 14.2 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior last season.


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