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Kelly Olynyk Named To NBA All-Rookie Second Team

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Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Kelly Olynyk received a nice honor on Thursday, as the Celtics forward was named to the NBA’s All-rookie second team.

Boston’s first-round pick in 2013, selected 13th overall, averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 70 appearances as a rookie. He came on strong during the second half of the season, and averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game over the final 22 games of the season. He finished the season with three-straight 20+ point games, averaging 16.6 points per game in April.

Olynyk earned 19 first-team votes and 81 second-team votes, making him the top vote-getter on the second-team. Rounding out the All-Rookie second team is Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng, Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams and Charlotte’s Cody Zeller.

The 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.

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