Tweet of the Day: Kelly Olynyk

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Boston Celtics rookie big man from Gonzaga, Kelly Olynyk, may not have been turning heads in the Orlando Summer League with amazing athleticism, but he left his mark and certainly made an impression with his offensive skill.

Not including Friday’s game, Olynyk had proven himself to be an effective scorer, averaging 19.5 points on 57-percent shooting to go along with eight rebounds and just over two steals in 26.5 minutes per contest. That comes from a  sample size of four Summer League games.

Now, he is stepping up his game even more.

Podcast: Brian Geltzeiler joins 1560 The Game

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Brian joins 1560 The Game in Houston with John Granato and Sean Pendergast talking Rockets, the Warriors Pacers melee and the Lakers playoff chances.

SH Blog: Rondo Tears ACL, Out For The Season; More on Kyrie

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An already aggravating season for the Boston Celtics just got worse today.

Celtics All-Star guard Rajon Rondo tore the ACL in his right knee and will be forced to shut it down for the rest of the season. It is possible that Rondo could return for the start of the 2013-14 season, but a timetable for that date will certainly not be clear until after surgery. 

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All-Star Weekend in 2013 goes to Houston

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Next year’s All-Star Weekend will be in Houston.

The NBA announced Wednesday that the Rockets and the city of Houston will host the 62nd All-Star Game on Feb. 17, 2013.

It marks the third time Houston has hosted the game. It first hosted in 1989 and again in 2006.

Beginning with 2006, the NBA has made a commitment to placing All-Star Weekend in supposed warm-weather sites such as Phoenix, Dallas, Los Angeles, etc.

However, All-Star Weekend 2006 in Houston was marked by consistently overcast skies, rain and temperatures no higher than the 50s. In Dallas in 2010, the festivities were marred by an untimely ice storm.

Andre Iguodala was MVP of the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge but was denied the Slam Dunk Contest title the next day when Nate Robinson was given about 42 tries to complete his final dunk. Afterward, Iguodala said he would never participate again.

There were no complaints about the last game in Hosuton, however. The 2006 contest saw LeBron James score 29 points and become the youngest All-Star MVP ever as the East climbed out of 21-point hole in the third quarter for a 122-120 win over the West.