HoopsHype Jared Sullinger rumors


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Having been late to the Garden for the last two home affairs — and removed from the starting lineup because of it — the second-year Celt wasn’t about to cross his coach. Or his previous coach. The latter goes by the name of Satch Sullinger, or, to Jared, dad. The recent transgressions are being taken by the organization as a small frost heave in the road and will remain as such as long as his record on such issues remains as clean as it’s been prior. This is not a story about a young player gone wrong; it’s a family tale. And while the matter of the tardiness may be closed with coach Brad Stevens, the high school and home mentor had more to tell his son yesterday. “I texted him,” said Satch, “and I told him, ‘I love you and I’m always proud of you, and nothing will ever change that. But I’m going to be there for you even at times when you don’t want me there, because I will always be your dad.’ That’s what I sent him today.” Boston Herald

What he said to Jared earlier in the week was not as sweet. The former coach at Columbus Northland High had a few points to make. “With my program, I had a simple rule,” the elder Sullinger told the Herald after finishing a substitute teaching gig yesterday. “If you can’t be on time, be early. There’s no such thing as late. But he rode with me to practice because he lived with the coach. So he never was late. In college, they hand feed you. Everyone’s coming from the dorm. Now he’s a man. It’s a job. Boston Herald

His dad knew where the reply was originating, but he didn’t necessarily buy it. “In his mind, he’s going, ‘Other people might have done this. Other people might have done that.’ And he tried that with me,” said Satch. “My point was, ‘I don’t have a nickel or a dime with anyone else. You’re a Sullinger and you’re my son. I want to talk about you. I want to talk about your growth and your development and that maturity doesn’t take place until you start dealing in reality.’ Boston Herald

February 5, 2015 Updates

On Sunday he said the problem was a funeral procession. Yesterday, departing traffic from the Patriots parade was so thick, Jared Sullinger was late for his second straight pregame walkthrough. And so the Celtics forward was relegated to the bench for the second straight home game last night, a 104-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets. He didn’t play until the start of the second quarter, missed his first five shots, and ultimately won the game with two free throws with 22.8 seconds left. “It’s a great decision by coach,” Sullinger said dispassionately prior to the game. Boston Herald

Brad Stevens, who said on Sunday that the problem wasn’t a trend, still hopes there isn’t a pattern. But the Celtics coach was a bit less sympathetic last night, even if the penalty remained the same. Stevens left the matter of a potential fine up to team president Danny Ainge. “It’s the second time in two years, it just so happens to be the second time in (four) days,” Stevens said. “I said the other day I don’t think it’s an issue, but he has to be here. The precedent is set. Boston Herald

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For Jared Sullinger, there was no need to sugarcoat Boston's 101-88 loss at Washington, a game that was far more lopsided than the final score would indicate. "Teams are just coming out smashing us in the mouth," Sullinger said. "We just have to be prepared for that. People feel like we're sweet, we're soft. We just have to play tougher." CSNNE.com

November 29, 2014 Updates
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Devin Kharpertian: Only four players were suspended for domestic violence or abuse charges in the David Stern era, for a combined 14 games. The four: Jared Sullinger (1 game, though charges were dropped), then-Ron Artest (7 games), Jason Richardson, Glenn Robinson (3 games). Twitter @uuords

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Sullinger was asked in June what weight he's trying to get to and he said, "My main weight is 260 by training camp. I'm in the 280s range right now." Pictures recently emerged of a new, slimmer Sullinger, which only shows that his weight loss has been a major success. The 6-foot-9 power forward still says he hasn't reached his final goal, but with over a week left until training camp, he has plenty of time to arrive at his target weight. Hopefully tweeters have continued to flood him with hate, just for the motivation. Celtics Blog

September 6, 2014 Updates

Regardless, Turner never seemed comfortable with his new team. And as the Pacers collectively started to slide, the addition of Turner was viewed as one of the reasons. "Everybody is down on (Turner) because of how the 'trade' happened and what happened in the trade and how Indiana played," Sullinger said. "People misunderstand Evan. He's a great basketball player, a great teammate. I've known him for years. He's all about winning. That's his main goal." CSNNE.com

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