C's sign Olynyk to rookie deal

July, 7, 2013
7/07/13
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ORLANDO -- The Boston Celtics announced Sunday night that they have signed first-round draft pick Kelly Olynyk.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but the rookie scale for the No. 13 pick starts at $1.66 million. Teams can pay up to 120 percent, which Boston has always done in recent years, which would make his first-year salary around $2 million.

From the Celtics' press release: Olynyk, a 7-foot forward, was a consensus All-American and the West Coast Conference Player of the Year during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game, while finishing third in the nation in field goal shooting (62.9 percent). Olynyk, the 13th pick in this year's draft, is a native of Toronto, Ontario. He helped guide Gonzaga to a 32-3 overall record during the 2012-13 season and was named a top-five finalist for the John R. Wooden Award given to the top player in the nation. Olynyk’s draft rights were acquired from Dallas on June 27 in exchange for the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira and two future second-round draft picks.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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