View Full Version : Kind words for Kelly from Luke Winn

05-23-2013, 05:52 PM
I haven't seen this posted but feel free to move or combine threads if I am wrong. Look at item #2 in the questions.

Inside College Basketball (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-basketball/news/20130522/nba-draft-questions/?sct=uk_t11_a0)

05-23-2013, 05:58 PM
I like it.
2. After Noel and Len, there's a big group of post prospects who could go between picks 10 and 30: Cody Zeller, Steven Adams, Mason Plumlee, Kelly Olynyk, Gorgui Dieng, Jeff Withey and maybe even Mike Muscala. Which of them will make the biggest impact in the NBA?

The Zeller and Adams bandwagons have been filling up following the combine, but the answer is Olynyk. I'm surprised that a 7-footer with such advanced offensive skills -- his drive-and-spin game is so good, and he's an excellent finisher at the rim -- is only a fringe Lottery Pick at the moment. They called Olynyk "The Clinic" because he was the most efficient high-usage scorer on any ranked team, a guy who shot 66.0 percent on the interior and delivered in face-up, low-post and transition situations. His 123.3 offensive rating on 30.3 percent usage put him in Michael Beasley/Blake Griffin territory for great seasons by recent college big men.

Olynyk is 22 years old but this is the first season in which his game has matched his body. He was a high-school point guard (hence his ballhandling and shooting skills) who had a growth spurt, struggled early at Gonzaga and then blew up after a redshirt year in which he added significant strength and developed his neural system. He came back as a fully coordinated giant who could be a high-reward pick despite his defensive shortcomings. If you need a rim-protector outside the top 10, go with Dieng, but if you want the most intriguing 7-foot scorer to come out of college in years, go with Olynyk.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-basketball/news/20130522/nba-draft-questions/#ixzz2UAfymP3e

05-23-2013, 06:00 PM
Great find ITF, and an interesting perspective from Luke.

05-23-2013, 06:15 PM
It gets better for Kelly:
Yesterday May 22


05-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Nice to see the positive press for Kelly, he has earned it.

05-23-2013, 08:39 PM

U Zig, I Zag
05-24-2013, 06:22 AM
Some very nice words. I like Winn normally. Now even more so.