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Canadian Kelly Olynyk Still Slowed By Plantar Fasciitis

Canadian Kelly Olynyk has been slowed down by a plantar fasciitis injury this summer that caused him to miss playing for Team Canada at the FIBA Americas tournament, but the young center says it is getting better according to Chris Forsberg ESPN Boston.

“It’s getting a lot better,” said Olynyk. “Obviously, we’re still taking precautionary measures to make sure I’m ready to go for training camp; hopefully it doesn’t linger throughout the year.”

Olynyk is the obvious starting center for the Celtics this season if he is healthy and the 22-year-old hopes the injury doesn’t limit him during his rookie season.

Olynyk was drafted 13th overall by the Boston Celtics in June and had a fantastic NBA Summer League with the team where he averaged 18 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 24.2 minutes over 5 games in Orlando.