NBA Rumors: Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk to join Raptors in 2017-2018 season?

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Kelly Olynyk is a Canadian who is about to enter his fourth NBA season next year. He is currently playing for the Boston Celtics and plays the Center and Power Forward positions for them. This is another NBA rumors for Olynyk who is yet to breakout in the league.

There is an earlier NBA rumors report that suggests that the Celtics would let him go next summer. This is because the team has yet to extend his rookie deal. Thus, this potentially makes him a restricted free agent in 2017.

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But the Celtics wants the big man to prove that he is really capable of an extension with the team. The team is weighing their options on him for he recently undergone a shoulder surgery this off-season. Therefore, Olynyk really needs to step up his game this coming season to stay in Boston.

However, if he does not live to the expectations with the Celtics, then the team might just let him go.

One possibility is him signing with the Toronto Raptors. This NBA rumor was created by Brian Boake of Raptors Rapture. He may go to the Raptors not because he just wants it there, but to team up with Cory Joseph. Joseph is also a Canadian just like Olynyk but they go way back during their younger days. This is because both of them was born in Toronto, Canada.

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Cory and Kelly played together in Scarborough Blues club team in Ontario while they are just kids. These two players are successful playing together since they rarely lost as a member of the Blues. One of their rare losses came from the team of current league MVP, Stephen Curry. Curry once lived in Canada when his father Dell, played for the Raptors.

It would be up to Kelly Olynyk if he will be re-signed or let go by the Celtics next summer. But a change of scenery with the Raptors might improve his morale for he will be teaming up with his childhood friend in Cory Joseph.

Nevertheless, he is still a quality player in whatever team he plays for in the future.

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