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Jared Sullinger | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 260
College: Ohio State
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Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe expects Jared Sullinger to be a restricted free agent next summer.
The Celtics have until Oct. 31 to reach an agreement on a long-term extension for Sullinger, but he reportedly asked for an estimated $85 million back in February which isn't going to happen. Sullinger looks like he has lost a lot of weight this summer, but he could be looking at a bench role with Amir Johnson and David Lee in town. Sullinger will have plenty to prove this upcoming season and the reduced weight should help him stay healthy, but he is only worth a late-round flier for now. Aug 23 - 9:57 AM

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Jared Sullinger has lost "quite a few pounds" this offseason.

Finally taking his conditioning seriously, Sullinger is on a mission to prove people—including some on his own team—wrong about his long-term future. With lots of competition in the frontcourt and nothing guaranteed to him, Sullinger will have plenty to prove as training camp opens.
Source: CSNNE
Aug 17 - 9:57 AM

Jared Sullinger recently posted some shirtless before-and-after pictures of himself showing the progress he's made this offseason with getting himself in shape.

Sullinger definitely looks more slender, but with the offseason additions of David Lee and Amir Johnson, it's very possible that he has lost his starting job in Boston. In addition to Lee and Johnson, Sully will be competing for minutes with Kelly Olynyk, Jonas Jerebko and Tyler Zeller, so it could be tough for him to turn out any value in standard fantasy leagues.

Jared Sullinger's trainer, coach John Lucas, posted a picture of him lifting weights on Thursday.

This is the offseason, so we will take any information we can get regarding Sully. All reports that we have received indicate that Sullinger is serious about getting into shape, and that will only help him avoid another major injury moving forward. Playing time will be tricky in Boston with Amir Johnson and David Lee around, so he isn't more than a late-round flier at this point.
Aug 6 - 3:31 PM

Jared Sulinger has been working out in different locations and coach Brad Stevens said the forward "wants to be in the best shape of his life."

"He wants to be in great condition, and he’s working towards that, and I think he’s excited for a new season to show that’s been his focus and to show off the work that he’s put in to get there," Stevens said. Sullinger has been off the radar, but all indications are that we'll see a different Sully in October. Still, his fantasy value comes down with David Lee and Amir Johsnon around.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 24 - 3:58 PM

The Knicks and Celtics discussed a trade involving Jared Sullinger during the NBA draft, sources told ESPN New York.

It's not clear how far the conversations got, but the two sides spoke about what it would take for Boston to move up in the draft. The Knicks also talked with the Suns about Eric Bledsoe, but the New York Phil Jackson's wound up taking Kristaps Porzingis instead of making a trade.
Jun 29 - 10:21 AM

Jared Sullinger has been running this offseason in an effort to come into the 2015-16 season in better shape.

"My body's finally telling me it's time to lose weight," said Sullinger. Next season will be an important one for Sullinger as he'll be in a contract year. He posted averages of 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 43.9 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season, but perhaps those numbers can take a small jump with a solid offseason of dedication to getting his body right. He won't be worth much more than a late-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jun 23 - 6:50 PM

Jared Sullinger, who has been working out at Ohio State with Evan Turner and Greg Oden, believes that everyone is doubting him.

"Right now, everyone is doubting me," Sullinger said. "I get everything, 'He’s not this, he’s not that. He’s not the guy that we thought he was going to be, potentially.' I’ve heard it all. I use it as motivation. Nothing is going to change, I’m going to keep working, working as hard as possible." Sullinger has been heavily criticized for his weight and conditioning, but it sounds like he is motivated to improve this summer. The Celtics won't approach him about a contract extension until next summer when he can become a restricted free agent, so next season will be crucial for him.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 9:21 AM

Jared Sullinger and the Celtics are on the same page in regards to his conditioning.

Sullinger is viewing the foot injury that he had this season as a wake-up call, and he is eager to improve his conditioning this summer. Celtics president Danny Ainge recently criticized Sullinger for not taking care of his body, so it's good to see that he is taking steps to improve. He will be playing for a new contract next season, so he will have plenty of motivation to have a big year. On a side note, Sullinger is hoping to be more of a post player next season, but he said that the coaching staff urges him to shoot more 3-pointers. We will keep an eye on his progress this summer, but as of right now he will still be a risky selection in fantasy drafts.
May 23 - 9:28 AM

Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk will reportedly garner trade interest this offseason.

While Sullinger and Olynyk are talented players, they aren't exactly franchise building blocks, and Boston has no reason to not at least listen to the offers that come in this offseason. Weight has been an issue for Sullinger, but his ability to score, rebound, and stretch the floor is nothing to shrug at. Olynyk isn't a great defender, but he's a 7-footer with range, and that's a valuable asset to have in today's NBA. It'll be interesting to see what the Celtics do this offseason, but a trade of Sullinger or Olynyk will open up minutes for the guy that remains in Boston.
Source: CSN NE
May 1 - 10:03 AM

Celtics president Danny Ainge said Jared Sullinger is hurting the longevity of his career by being in his current shape.

While Ainge also added that Sullinger is working to get himself into better shape, his comments don't exactly make it sound like the team is pleased with Sullinger's conditioning. The 23-year-old had previously talked about losing weight over the summer, so we'll keep an eye out for updates on his offseason progress. Sullinger's 2014-15 averages of 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 treys, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game can be helpful in standard fantasy leagues, but he won't be more than a later-round option unless he takes his game to another level next season.
Apr 30 - 11:55 AM

Jared Sullinger did his best to keep the Celtics' season alive on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting, to go with 11 rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block, but it ultimately was not enough as Boston was swept by Cleveland.

Sullinger made some minor improvements during third year in the league, finishing his 2014-15 campaign with averages of 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. Injuries also limited him to just 58 regular-season games, marking his second injury-plagued season. His weight continues to be an issue, and his low field goal percentage partnered with limited contributions to the defensive categories really weighs down his value. He's not much more than a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Apr 26 - 6:06 PM

Jared Sullinger (bruised tailbone) will be available to play in Game 4 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Sullinger was unable to practice on Saturday and was supposedly a game-time decision, but it's a good sign that the Celtics cleared him to play with over an hour before tip-off. Sullinger is averaging 9.3 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 57 percent from the field in the series, so he is going to have to continue to provide solid minutes off the bench if the Celtics want to avoid getting swept by the Cavaliers.
Apr 26 - 11:51 AM

Jared Sullinger (bruised tailbone) will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

He wasn't able to practice at all on Saturday and was originally listed as probable, so it looks like he is in danger of missing this contest. For what it's worth, head coach Brad Stevens wouldn't give any indication on whether or not Sullinger will give it a go, but we will pass along an update when we know more. Brandon Bass and Jonas Jerebko could play more if Sullinger is held out.
Apr 26 - 11:23 AM

Jared Sullinger missed practice on Saturday due to a bruised tailbone, but he is probable to play in Game 4 on Sunday according to head coach Brad Stevens.

Sullinger was having trouble getting up and down the court, so the team wisely held him out of practice as a precaution. It doesn't sound like he is in danger of missing any action, but we should have another update after shootaround. Sullinger is still getting back into shape after recovering from a foot injury, and he has only played an average of 17.3 minutes through three playoff games. However, he has been playing quite well with averages of 9.3 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 57 percent from the field.
Apr 25 - 1:46 PM

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SF1Jae Crowder
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3James Young
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PF1David Lee
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C1Amir Johnson
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3Kelly Olynyk