Breaking Down Why Kelly Olynyk Should Be the Boston Celtics’ Starting Center

September 3rd, 2013 by Michael Walsh Leave a reply »

Starting a rookie in the NBA is a scary idea, particularly when said rookie is as unconventional as Boston Celtics lottery pick Kelly Olynyk.

Change is something Celtics fans are being forced to accept this offseason. The chances are good that will continue into the 2013-14 regular season as the idea of winning championships is forced out in favor of developing youth. 

Over the weekend, we looked at just what the Celtics can expect out of their top rookie this coming year. The answer that was settled on was murky, but judging from past performance, summer league play and reading between president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s lines, it is fair to expect solid play with some flashes of brilliance from Olynyk.

That isn’t what you ideally want from a starting center, but little about the upcoming season for Boston is ideal.

Options behind Olynyk currently are rather lackluster. Kris Humphries was a career backup before a couple putrid New Jersey Nets teams needed him to start. He reverted back to a second- and third-string player last season.

If fellow rookie Vitor Faverani ...

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