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Olynyk tops All-Rookie second team

5/22/2014

Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk landed on the NBA's All-Rookie second team.

Olynyk was the top vote-getter on a second-team that also features Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng, Charlotte’s Cody Zeller, and Oklahoma City's Steven Adams. Olynyk earned 19 first-team votes (worth 2 points apiece) and 81 second-team votes for a total of 119 points, tops among second-teamers.

The NBA's All-Rookie first team featured Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams, Orlando's Victor Oladipo, Utah's Trey Burke, Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee, and New York's Tim Hardaway Jr.

The voting panel consisted of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, who were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one for second team votes.

Olynyk, selected 13th overall during the 2013 NBA Draft, averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds over 20 minutes per game in 70 appearances for the Celtics.

NBA All-Rookie first team

 

NBA All-Rookie second team

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses)

Ben McLemore, Sacramento, 63 (4); Pero Antic, Atlanta, 62 (10); Nick Calathes Memphis, 39 (2); Ryan Kelly, L.A. Lakers, 29; Matthew Dellavedova, Cleveland, 20 (3); Nate Wolters, Milwaukee, 20; Ray McCallum, Sacramento, 8; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit, 6; Hollis Thompson, Philadelphia, 5; Tony Snell, Chicago, 4; Phil Pressey, Boston, 2; Anthony Bennett, Cleveland, 1; Reggie Bullock, L.A. Clippers, 1; Robert Covington, Houston, 1; Alex Len, Phoenix, 1; C.J. McCollum, Portland, 1; Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota, 1; Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City, 1; Jeff Withey, New Orleans, 1.