The future appears to be now for the Boston Celtics as they throw two of their more promising young big men, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, into the starting lineup. While there's no way to know for sure if the two will start Friday's game against Indiana, head coach Brad Stevens liked a lot of what he saw from the duo in Wednesday's 104-93 loss at San Antonio. "It was good," said Stevens, in describing his rookie (Olynyk) and second-year forward (Sullinger) with the first unit. Olynyk had eight points on 2-for-9 shooting with many of his misses being open or lightly contested shots. He also grabbed eight rebounds and had three assists. But Olynyk's numbers don't necessarily show what kind of impact he has on games for Boston, whether it's getting his hands on loose balls or being in the right place to contest a shot or provide help-defense at the right time. "Kelly does so many things for us that go unnoticed," said Stevens. The same cannot be said for Sullinger whose play of late has been too good to ignore. In his last two games, he has averaged 14.5 points and 13 rebounds which includes a career-high 17 rebounds against the Spurs.
Stevens likes Sullinger, Olynyk starting
NBC Sports Boston | Nov 22