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