Report: Kelly Olynyk Also In Celtics’ Proposed Marcus Smart-To-76ers Trade


More details about the reportedly proposed Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers trade have emerged, and it appears Marcus Smart was not the only young player Boston was willing to part with in the deal.

Jake Fischer of reported Wednesday, citing a league source, that the Celtics also included 24-year-old center Kelly Olynyk and another unspecified player along with Smart and the No. 16 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in their attempt to pry center Nerlens Noel and the third overall pick from Philly.

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That deal would fall in line with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s stated desire to move up in the first round of Thursday’s draft, but according to Fischer’s source, negotiations never got off the ground.

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The Celtics currently own the 16th, 28th, 33rd and 45th picks in the draft.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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