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Smith: Blazers Take Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk At No. 10 In 2013 NBA Mock Draft

The Portland Trail Blazers select Gonzaga junior center Kelly Olynyk with the No. 10 pick in a 2013 NBA Mock Draft posted on


Aran Smith of NBADraft.Net has the Portland Trail Blazers selecting Gonzaga junior center Kelly Olynyk with the No. 10 pick in his latest 2013 NBA Mock Draft for

Olynyk is another big riser in this year's draft. He was flying way under the radar before this season, having red shirted last year with Robert Sacre as the team's starting center. He was arguably the most dominant big in the country and despite Gonzaga's flame out in the tourney, he was solid. Olynyk lacks great athleticism and quickness, but shows the skill set of a 10-year veteran. His ability to defend the pick-and-roll has led scouts to believe he can make it defensively in the league. He's got a Euro-style game, but many scouts are convinced that his skill level and size will be enough to overcome a lack of sheer athleticism and become a solid NBA post player.

Olynyk, 22, ranks No. 14 on's top-100 prospects.

Here's a video breakdown of Olynyk.

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