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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
Contract: view contract details

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Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said there is "nothing imminent" regarding a potential contract extension Jared Sullinger.
Talks are expected to continue, but it doesn't sound like it's a huge priority at this time. Considering October has just begun and the deadline isn't until the end of the month, that's the typical and expected response. Oct 5 - 10:15 AM

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Brad Stevens said that Jared Sullinger's conditioning has improved, but hinted that he still has some work to do.

"I think he has improved conditioning-wise," Stevens said. "He’s still, and I think I’ve heard him say this, that he still wants to continue to grow in that area." Sullinger has also reportedly looked a little rusty this week, but we should get a better idea of his progress during the preseason. Amir Johnson and David Lee are still the favorites to start, so Sullinger is only worth a late-round flier at the moment.
Source: ESPN
Oct 2 - 11:26 AM

Jared Sullinger spent 11 weeks working with John Lucas this offseason.

"I went from boxing, to swimming, to on the court basketball, to running track. I did so many other sports - other than basketball - there was one point where I was down in August for two weeks and I didn't touch a basketball. He wouldn't let me be on the basketball court and we just got in shape other ways," Sullinger said. Although he won't put a number on how much weight he's lost, Sullinger is in good physical shape and fantastic mental shape as he approaches a critical 2015-16 season.
Sep 28 - 11:35 AM

Jared Sullinger said John Lucas told him to stop shooting 3-pointers and to get on the block.

Yes, we love it when big men take 3-pointers, but not when a guy like Sully made just 28.3 percent of his 184 attempts last season. He's coming into this season with some weight loss, but he has a little added competition this season. Still, he's worth a flier late in drafts for those missing out on a power forward.
Sep 25 - 2:48 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge expressed during a recent interview that he feels Jared Sullinger will have a "terrific year" in Boston.

"I know Jared’s put in a lot of work this summer and it’s a big year for him and for us and I’m confident he’s gonna have a terrific year," said Ainge. The Celtics have had preliminary discussions with Sullinger regarding an extension, but nothing is imminent at this point. If the two sides can't come to terms on a deal by October 31, Sullinger will become an unrestricted free agent when the offseason hits. He'll be competing for minutes with David Lee and Amir Johnson this upcoming season, which could translate to a value killing timeshare. He's not worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Sep 23 - 10:32 AM

Celtics president Danny Ainge reiterated that extension talks with Jared Sullinger are still preliminary.

Sullinger will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 if he's not extended before the October 31 deadline, but it doesn't sound like the Celtics are close to finalizing a deal with the 23-year-old. While Sullinger has lost some weight over the offseason, he's no more than a late-round flier as he'll be battling for minutes with David Lee and Amir Johnson.
Sep 22 - 11:34 AM

The Celtics have had preliminary contract talks with Jared Sullinger.

He's due for an extension to start the season or else he'll be a restricted free agent. Previous reports suggest Sullinger won't get an extension, which makes sense considering the Celtics just picked up Amir Johnson while David Lee is in a contract year. Sullinger losing weight is intriguing, but he's only a late-round pick.
Aug 31 - 8:05 PM

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

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

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