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Should Kelly Olynyk be the starting power forward this upcoming season?

Ok I am really starting to fall in love with Kelly Olynyk , aka Big O to me.

He has had a good summer camp and shows alot of promise and upside heading into next season. and is one of the brighter spots of the C's rebuilding efforts.

I think he has the chance to be a gem of a pick for Ainge, especially if he can possibly turn into a player similar to Dirk Nowitzki which big Os physical make up and on court skills at times do show some similarities to.

As a fan of length and size in the front court I especially like the fact he is a near 7ft legit power forward, which is rare to see in the NBA now a days and great to see especially since the C's have had undersized 4's playing at the 4 spot with KG moving to the 5 and Baby, Bass and Sully playing at the position.

I think with patience and time and some growth and development big O could possibly turn into a great weapon for the C's at the 4 position, especially if he can add some in the paint scoring to his offense to supplement his perimeter game.

The question I have is barring any other additions to the roster at the 4 position and if the C's plan to move Humpries, after the strong showing in the summer games and if big O continues to impress come preseason, should the C's contemplate starting him at the power forward position?

Maybe the C's will start big O anyway if Sully still needs time to heal and is not ready to go opening night, but regardless, is starting him maybe in the best interests for the C's both in the short and long term?

It will be nice to have both Sully and big O rotating at the 4 position so it probably does not matter who starts or who comes off the bench as long as both players are healthy, are playing well and getting minutes, but I think this is a interesting topic to debate and would like input from the rest of the fan base here on Celtic blog, so have at it.

Be respectful and keep it clean. Thanks.

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