ORLANDO- Late in the first quarter,Kelly Olynyk caught the ball at the top of the key with some airspace, but instead of taking the open 3-point shot, he hesitated, put the ball on the floor and was whistled for a travel.
“If you’re open, shoot the ball,” shouted Celtics summer league coach Jay Larranaga.
Olynyk scored a game-high 25 points for the Boston Celtics summer league team but, following the game, teammates and coaches alike called for the 7-footer to be more aggressive offensively.
“He’s a guy that redshirted last year by choice,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters at the Amway Center in Orlando Sunday. “And then, all of the sudden, on a team with really good basketball players, he kind of rose to the top and became the best one. Sometime that adds to…you’re willing to be passive towards others.
“I don’t want him to be reluctant at all shooting the basketball.” Read more »