The scratches, two on his neck and one on his face, do not help Kelly Olynyk’s appearance. But they might be of benefit when he leaves the Orlando summer league and heads home to Canada and the hockey-loving people of the true north strong and free.

“Yeah, maybe they’ll accept me more,” the Celtics rookie said yesterday with a laugh. “Maybe I’ll be in the inner circle.”

Olynyk’s approach to most things seems to be laced with a healthy sense of humor, which is serving him well as Celts fans and even NBA people drool while watching his performances.

“The pride of Gonzaga looks good,” one NBA coach texted while watching the Celtics’ summer league opener on TV. “I like the young fella.”

“Very skilled for a man his size,” another text read.

“Kid looks nice, maybe good enough to get a GM fired for passing on him. LOL,” a different coach chimed in.

OK, we know what you’re thinking: There’s an NBA coach who uses LOL in his text messages?

Chilling, right?

But while the 7-footer’s actions — the smooth shots, the court awareness — certainly are enough to warrant praise, it is important to add that they must be taken in context. Or, as Olynyk’s neighbors might say, “How about a little perspective, eh?”

It is impossible to avoid being impressed with the kid’s game. He has a calm presence on the floor, and he’s shown a willingness to mix it up in traffic, even if his body isn’t yet entirely suited for such close-quarter combat.

But this merely is a summer league, a fact that, to Olynyk’s great credit, he understands.

What the 13th overall draft pick is showing on the Orlando Magic practice floor is that he has the skills to be a successful NBA player. But said talents won’t get an honest test until he gets hit in the face — literally and figuratively — by the league and its players.

From what we’ve seen, Olynyk can be a player who sets up teammates with his passing and hustle, then makes opponents pay when they drift toward those he has just fed. He’ll be in the right places and will hit open shots, and some that are not so open as well.

“Kelly just knows how to play, and I think he’s a really good complementary player,” said C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who moved the Celtics up three places in the draft to get Olynyk. “He’s showing that in this level of summer league. It’s not like he’s dominating the games or anything. Sort of how he’s playing here I think is how he can play in our league. He’s just really smart and knows how to play.

“I don’t see him as a go-to guy or something like that. I just think he has a really good feel for the game.”