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Jared Sullinger
Jared Sullinger
Position: F
Born: 03/04/92
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $2,269,260
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has had preliminary contract talks with the agents for forwards Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger. Both players are eligible to be offered extensions prior to the Oct. 31 deadline, though it remains unclear whether the Celtics will choose that route for either. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge said. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them, probably during the month of October.”
via Boston Globe
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Boston could always trade a big to ease the roster crunch, and Sullinger might be the likeliest candidate to go. He’s had constant conditioning issues, he’s still a sub-30-percent shooter from deep after two years of hoisting, and he’s probably never going to be a plus defender. His agent, David Falk, does not mess around in extension talks. If Falk can’t get Sullinger a huge deal, he will have no qualms taking him into free agency.
via Grantland
The Celtics’ playoff appearance allowed Sullinger to consider the possibilities, now that they have added first-round picks Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter. The Celtics would like Sullinger to be a franchise cornerstone but he has to stay healthy and motivated. “I think with the core we have now and adding two more picks in the first round, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” he said. Sullinger’s plan is to return to Houston and Lucas’s tutelage in July for two weeks. Lucas helps players with their physical and mental approach, as well as conditioning. It was a significant step for Sullinger. “It’s a lot of fun being down there working out with him,” Sullinger said. “He’s an intense guy. He wants his stuff done in a certain way, very old school, similar to my father.”
via Boston Globe