Kelly Olynyk voted to 2nd team All Rookie team

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Nice start kid.

Congrats to Kelly Olynyk for earning his place on the All Rookie team.

Olynyk tops All-Rookie second team - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Olynyk was the top vote-getter on a second-team that also features Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng, Charlotte’s Cody Zeller, and Oklahoma City's Steven Adams. Olynyk earned 19 first-team votes (worth 2 points apiece) and 81 second-team votes for a total of 119 points, tops among second-teamers.

Granted, it wasn't the best rookie class so the pickings were pretty slim for these votes.  But he developed over the course of the year and showed promise for more development in the future.

Speaking of which, it sounds like he's working on shaping his body this offseason.

Olynyk: Not paying attention to trade rumors | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com

In this offseason, Olynyk has spent a considerable amount of time with the Celtics' strength and conditioning staff with the goal being to get his body, "in the best shape it can be in; get a little bit stronger, a little bit quicker and a little bit faster and more explosive."

As for the Kevin Love rumors, Kelly isn't worrying about it.  (Or at least he's been well schooled on what to say in these situations)

"I never pay attention to it," Olynyk said of trade rumors. "It's not something you can control. I learned a long time ago...control what you can control and let the rest happen."

So hats off to the kid for a solid first year.  Here's hoping for many more.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker