NEWPORT, R.I. — Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk is adjusting to all that is new in the NBA game — the spacing, pace, physicality, overall level of talent. The 7-footer out of Gonzaga said that after his first training camp with the Celtics, which wrapped up Thursday at Salve Regina University, it was the offense that his sharp mind grasped quickest of all. What’s next is the level of defense, which figures to be a cornerstone of the rebuilding Celtics under rookie head coach Brad Stevens, whose teams at Butler University were notorious for shutting down opponents. Olynyk said he still needs to learn some of the principles behind that defense. “But hopefully my basketball IQ can get me through some of that,” he added. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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