Thursday, December 18, 2014

When did Kelly Olynyk discover dunking?!

In watching Kelly Olynyk play for the Celtics this season, I'm constantly frustrated by how he never seems to take the ball hard to the rim.  He often shoots fall-aways and scoop shots rather than attacking the basket.  I seriously think Olynyk sometimes forgets how tall he is and doesn't realize he's one of the biggest guys on the floor.

In a post I wrote for CelticsLife the other day about his career-high 30-point game, I captioned the photo "Olynyk's patented 'I'm 7 feet tall but I shoot the ball from 3 feet below the basket' finger role."

And then all of a sudden last night he did this:

And this:

And this as well:

My mind was blown a little bit.

Olynyk is also red-hot right now--his last two games he's scored a combined 45 points while shooting 18-for-25 (72%) from the floor. And yes, It's a bit weird for Kelly Olynyk to be the subject of this blog two days in a row.

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