Jul 9, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT
When Kelly Olynyk burst onto the Summer League scene in Orlando with a 25-point, seven-rebound debut performance on Sunday, it was easy to want to downplay the accomplishment.
Plenty of players are able to have a single big game against the inferior competition the summer session brings, but Olynyk, the thirteenth overall pick in this year’s draft that was traded to the Celtics, has impressed now for three days straight.
Highlights of Olynyk’s 21-point, nine rebound performance in Tuesday’s win over the Pacers’ squad can be seen in the clip above. In addition to the offensive skill set shown, where Olynyk is comfortable in many different spots on the floor and is able to use his dribble to get himself into position to score, what isn’t seen is some of the high-IQ decisions made by the young seven-footer in the areas of both rebounding and passing.
Consistency is often the quality in shortest supply for players during Summer League, but Olynyk has bucked that trend with solid performances in all three of his outings.
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