Kelly Olynyk – Big man has the “Luck Of The Irish!”

A Canadian big man who has the ability to step out and hit from deep. (Photo: The Province)

NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down how Northwest BC Boy Kelly Olynyk will look in 2013 for the Boston Celtics. Steve points out with the ability to run the pick and roll/slip/pop etc in a variety of effective fashions, starting Olynyk on opening night as your man in the middle is not that bad of an option. OK, his defensive intensity and lack of “mean mugging” a’la KG may not place him on the All-NBA Defensive team…

NCAA Hoops: Gonzaga’s unknown big man – Kelly Olynyk

Kelly Oylnyk Gonzaga

NWSB Insider Steve Lee brings us another addition to the Northwest Player Profile section of the NWSB. This time he tells us all about BC’s very own Kelly Olynyk, a 7 footer playing ball at Gonzaga.
During his first couple of years playing behind Robert Sacre, Olynyk didn’t see too many minutes, but now that he is the go to guy in the middle, he has stepped up his game.

NBA rookie Rob Sacre can be valuable for the Lakers title hopes

Rob Sacre

NBA Insider and one of our northwest hoops bloggers Steve Lee says this NBA season it appears as though two “Vancouverites”, (ok, one from Victoria) have flipped the script and are trying to make Hollywood into “Vancouverlite”. Steve points out at 7’0″, 265lbs, Rob Sacre will help solidify a frontcourt core of Howard, Pau Gasol, and Jordan Hill. It can`t hurt his game for Team Canada having Steve Nash to look to as well…

Victoria BC’s Steve Nash goes Hollywood-signs with Lakers

Kobe Bryant & Steve Nash

NWSB Insider and Northwest basketball blogger Steve Lee brings us his thoughts on his beloved LA Lakers getting his favorite NBA player Steve Nash, also a BC – Canada boy. One season removed from being outted early in their playoff run, the Lakers in one swift move have put themselves back in the thick of the championship hunt. Steve says the Lakers and Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant is the greatest combination since peanut butter and jelly.

Rip City perspective: Portland Trail Blazers draft day 2012

Blazer fans are some of the best in the business.

NWSB Writer Steve Lee takes you on a journey through his experience with the 2012 NBA Draft. After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Lee updates on picks and goes in depth about the Blazers draft picks. Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard.

Northwest 2012 NBA Draft Watch – Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre

Rob Sacre, Gonzaga

NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us an NBA draft preview piece today. Where will Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre land in this year’s 2012 NBA Draft? Steve lists 5 possible destinations, including the team closest to where he grew up and went to college, the Portland Trail Blazers. It seems like a bit of a stretch to see Sacre in a Detroit Pistons uniform for some reason and yet at the same time it makes a lot of sense.

Northwest madness: 5 stud hoopsters to watch in the tournament

Terrence Jones Kentucky

The Washington Huskies mens basketball team might be on the outside looking in from the NIT as will Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross, but Steve Lee tells us there’s still a bevy of northwest basketball talent to watch during March Madness. These five will have a huge impact as to their team’s success. Nik Cochran, Rob Sacre, Terrence Jones, Kyle Wiltjer, and Peyton Siva.

Jay and Silent Steve – Triano and Nash to return to Team Canada

Canada Hoops Coach - Jay Triano

NWSB Insider and northwest college basketball blogger Steve Lee tells us today that all signs are pointing to Jay Triano becoming the next head coach of Canada’s national basketball team. Jay Triano and Steve Nash could very well be returning to head up the next edition of the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team. With hopes of returning Team Canada to the Olympics in 2016.

Pac 12 + WCC Hoops Update: Five To Watch In 2011

Northwest Basketball Preview

Northwest hoops preseason update from Steve Lee. NCAA basketball season is nearly here. The Pac 12 and WCC are well represented by great north west basketball teams. Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, and Gonzaga hope to dance in March. Primed to breakout are Jeffery Taylor, Festus Ezeli, Terrence Ross, Myck Kabongo and Solomon Hill.

Bulldogs look to bounce back from disappointing dance card

Gonzaga's Canadian junior Kelly Olynyk

Our resident Northwest hoops expert Steve Lee tells us the 2011-2012 Gonzaga Bulldogs have reloaded. The Bulldogs look to bring back three of their five starters from last season, A Canadian wants to claim one of the starting forward spots, junior Kelly Olynyk.

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