Olynyk indicated Wednesday that his surgically-repaired right shoulder is becoming stronger, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

Olynyk remains concerned that his activities could still be limited at the start of training camp in late September, but the big man nonetheless appears to be well ahead of the five-month recovery timetable initially handed down in late May. That timetable likely would have resulted in Olynyk being sidelined for the start of the season, but the Celtics seem increasingly optimistic that he'll be back to full health at some point later in camp. Olynyk is expected to compete with Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko for a starting role in the frontcourt alongside marquee free-agent signing Al Horford.

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