Plantar fasciitis forced Kelly Olynyk to skip training with the Canadian national team this summer, but the rookie said on Friday that he is progressing.

"It's getting a lot better," said Olynyk. "Obviously, we’re still taking precautionary measures to make sure I’m ready to go for training camp; hopefully it doesn’t linger throughout the year."

Pressed on if he expected to be limited at all by the foot ailment, Olynyk added, "Hopefully not, that would be the best thing. And hopefully it doesn’t limit me throughout the year."

Olynyk starred on the Boston Celtics' summer league team in July.