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2013 NBA Draft

Celtics trade up to get No. 13 Olynyk

The Celtics participated in a trade-filled draft night, moving up to the 13th pick to nab Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk, swapping picks with the Dallas Mavericks.

Olynyk, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks for the Bulldogs. The Canadian was one of the highest rising players in the country last season and wowed teams with his skills at the NBA Draft Combine. He gives the Celtics a perimeter scorer and versatile big man, perhaps replacing the aging Kevin Garnett.

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