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Jared Sullinger | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 260
College: Ohio State
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Jared Sullinger (ankle) has been working out with the Celtics' summer league team, but he doesn't plan to travel with the team to Orlando.
Sullinger is focused on conditioning and losing weight, but any activity is encouraging considering he said last week that he's still rehabilitating his ankle. He's in line for a bigger role in Boston's frontcourt after an impressive 2013-14 campaign that saw him average 13.3 points, 0.8 threes, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.7 blocks in under 28 minutes per game. Jul 2 - 11:36 AM

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Jared Sullinger said on Wednesday that he is still rehabbing his ankle from his injury back on Apr. 11.

He's also looking to get down to 260 pounds from being around 280 right now. Sullinger is also doing a lot of exercises to keep his back in good shape, which was the reason his rookie season was cut short due to surgery. He reportedly could be traded if the Celtics can strike a blockbuster deal.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 25 - 3:18 PM

Jared Sullinger is working on changing his body into something more suited for the rigors of the NBA season.

Sullinger is working with assistant coach Jay Larranaga and strength coach Bryan Doo this summer in an effort to execute better in the fourth quarter and avoid fatigue that leads to cheap fouls. "Just hopefully a totally different Jared Sullinger from last year," Sullinger answered when asked what the changes might look like. "We’ll see. I’m trying to figure that out, as well. I can’t tell you everything. There has to be some surprise. Oh, yeah, y’all are going to be able to recognize me. I’m going to still have the same ugly face. It just might be a different body." Sullinger is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 13.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks and should be able to provide fantasy owners with double-double potential every time he steps on the floor next season.
Jun 12 - 11:33 AM

Jared Sullinger's father told an Ohio news station that the Celtics "kind of promised" Jared Sullinger that they would acquire a true center.

At 6'9" Sullinger is undersized at the center position, however, he was asked to play center a lot during the 2013-14 season due to the Celtics general lack of depth at the position. If the Celtics do indeed acquire a true center this offseason, that would allow Sullinger to play more at his natural position of power forward. That's a move that could potentially help Sullinger pull down more rebounds, as he'd be going up against guys that are more his size. When starting at the power forward position Sullinger averaged 10.3 rebounds, as opposed to his 8.6 rebounds while starting at center.
May 11 - 11:25 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told Jared Sullinger that he needs to work on his conditioning this summer.

Sullinger will work with team fitness and strength coach Bryan Doo in order to get better. The forward dealt with a sprained right ankle towards the end of the season and is still recovering from that lingering issue. Overall, Sullinger had a rather productive 2013-14 campaign. He averaged 13 points and eight rebounds in 74 games and is clearly one of the team's building blocks of the future.
Apr 26 - 1:26 PM

Jared Sullinger (ankle) said his offseason workouts have been set back by a "badly sprained ankle."

He added he is going to have a "big-time" summer to get ready for his third season. Sullinger missed the last three games of this past season due to the ankle sprain and was still able to play 74 games this year despite some nagging injuries. He only played 45 games as a rookie due to back surgery and looks to have another chance to grow with the Celtics next year.
Apr 23 - 5:14 PM

Jared Sullinger (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

He rolled his ankle on Friday night and will miss three games. Sullinger has dealt with a slew of injuries in his career, but his 2013-14 season went much better than 2012-13. Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass should be busy in the paint tonight.
Apr 16 - 5:47 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said Jared Sullinger (ankle) is likely out for the season.

He didn't travel for Monday's game and it would almost be a shock to see Sullinger back out there. He had an interesting season and shot a whopping 208 shots from beyond the arc, which doesn't make much sense considering he made just 26.9 percent of them. Fantasy owners can expect Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk to see big minutes.
Apr 14 - 5:47 PM

Jared Sullinger (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game.

The Celtics made the call early which suggests that Sullinger isn't on the verge of playing, and we may have seen the last of him this season. If he doesn't play Wednesday, he'll finish with season averages of 13.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.7 blocks in 28 minutes per game.
Apr 14 - 11:18 AM

Jared Sullinger (ankle) will not play on Saturday, despite returning to Friday's game after the injury.

His ankle must have swelled up overnight, which comes as no surprise, and the Celtics' frontcourt may be particularly short-handed with Kris Humphries (knee) also questionable to suit up. Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk will pick up the slack in Sullinger's absence, and will do so again if he's not ready to return on Monday.
Apr 12 - 2:24 PM

Jared Sullinger returned from an in-game ankle injury against the Bobcats on Friday, finishing with 20 points, seven boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

His ankle was swollen after the game and he said he's planning to play against the Cavs on Saturday. Sullinger has been a tough customer for much of the season, but he should be considered questionable since his ankle is already swelling. His owners will want to check back for an update on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 11:43 PM

Jared Sullinger suffered an apparent ankle injury in the third quarter of Friday's game and is probable to return.

He stumbled over his own feet and was on the ground in pain for about a minute. Sullinger hobbled back to the locker room under his own power, but he was re-taped and should be able to return. If his ankle swells up on him, Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass would benefit.
Apr 11 - 8:58 PM

Jared Sullinger played 37 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday during a 105-97 loss, scoring 15 points with 11 boards, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

He rarely played over 36 minutes throughout the season, but he's done that in three of his last four games. In his three previous, Sullinger averaged 19.0 points, 6.7 boards, 0.7 blocks, 0.3 steals and 1.7 triples. He missed Monday's practice and his quad issue is obviously a thing of the past, so fantasy owners can assume he's healthy for the last week of the season.
Apr 9 - 10:28 PM

Jared Sullinger practiced on Tuesday and is expected to play against the Hawks on Wednesday despite a quad injury.

Sullinger's not at full strength, but is healthy enough to play for the Celtics. And with Kris Humphries ruled out for Wednesday, Sully could be in for a nice game.
Apr 8 - 11:56 AM

Jared Sullinger (quad) sat out Monday's practice but he's expected to play in Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

His absence at practice sounds like a pure precaution. On a different note, Sullinger said that he hopes to play in Summer League to improve his game with "a lot of conditioning, a lot of weightlifting, and a lot of basketball." Sullinger's shot has abandoned him since the All-Star break, but he still has solid season averages of 13.2 points, 0.7 threes, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.7 blocks per game.
Apr 7 - 11:48 AM

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PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2James Young
3Chris Johnson
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Vitor Faverani
3Joel Anthony
4Tyler Zeller