DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have selected Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk (OH'-lin-ick) amid reports that the 13th overall pick in the NBA draft was headed to the Boston Celtics.
The Mavericks entered Thursday night's draft intent on clearing salary cap space for a run at center Dwight Howard in free agency, and moving down in the draft helps.
Dallas is in the midst of a roster makeover for the third straight year since winning the franchise's first championship in 2011.
Olynyk averaged 17.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in helping Gonzaga to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings vs. Trail Blazers Pick Are the host Portland Trail Blazers going to dominate the Sacramento Kings on the second night of a home-and-home series? Tip-off is...
Thumbnail Bucks vs. Mavericks Pick Are the Milwaukee Bucks and host Dallas Mavericks going to play a game that...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Grizzlies Pick Will the host Memphis Grizzlies wrap up the season series with the Houston Rockets with a win tonight when the two...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Hawks Pick Are the Boston Celtics going to secure a 15th straight win and cover the spread tonight at the Atlanta Hawks? Game...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. 76ers Pick Are the Golden State Warriors going to cover the spread for the second time in as many weeks tonight versus the host Philadelphia 76ers? Tip-off is...

NBA Team Pages