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Olynyk Rides Ups & Downs

Atlanta Hawks forward Gustavo Ayon, left, and Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, center, and guard Phil Pressey chase a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday in Boston. Olynyk is a former Gonzaga star who left school early, last spring, to enter the NBA draft. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Back in August, the Boston Celtics took top draft pick Kelly Olynyk up to Canobie Lake Park, a New Hampshire amusement park, and put him on some rides during a community event. He didn't get a chance to try out Yankee Cannonball or the Canobie Corkscrew, but he has been riding his own roller coaster for the better part of the past six months. From being selected 13th in June's draft, to starring at the Orlando Summer League, to struggling early in his rookie campaign to elevating, to a starting role as he settled in, to suffering a severe right ankle sprain that sidelined him for 10 games, Olynyk has crammed an awful lot into his first 180 days on the job/Chris Forsberg, ESPNBoston. More here.

Question: Do you follow professional careers of Zags and/or other, former Inland Northwest college stars?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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