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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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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. May 24 - 9:21 AM
Source: ESPN

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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

Jared Sullinger came off the bench for four points, four rebounds and one block in 14 minutes on Sunday, as the Celtics fell 100-113 to the Cavaliers.

Sullinger posted a nice line in 28 minutes on Wednesday, suggesting that he could play heavy minutes if required. He was one of three Celtics' players without a negative +/- rating tonight, joining Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him closer to the 20-minute mark during Tuesday's critical Game 2.
Apr 19 - 7:18 PM

Jared Sullinger and the Celtics big men are expected to play regular minutes on Wednesday.

The backcourt guys will rest a bit, but Sullinger, Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk should be ready to roll. Use them at your own risk with the Celtics having nothing to play for.
Apr 15 - 7:02 PM

Jared Sullinger was effective off the Celtics' bench on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting (3-of-4 from the line), adding two rebounds, four assists, and a steal through 17 minutes of action.

Sullinger is slowly being incorporated back into the rotation, which has made Boston's frontcourt a mess and difficult to predict. Jonas Jerebko got 19 minutes and put up 10 points, two steals and two 3-pointers. Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points through 18 minutes of action with seven rebounds, an assist and a steal. While starting center Tyler Zeller put up 10 points and five rebounds through 19 minutes of action. Basically everyone is locked into a timeshare, and this is a situation that should be avoided in standard leagues.
Apr 12 - 6:39 PM

Jared Sullinger played 19 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with five points, eight boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

The scoring wasn't there, but Sullinger added several categories to this stat line. His sudden return to the lineup last week has thrown a major wrench into the rotation. Sullinger probably won't be able to get over 24 minutes in the regular season, so he's not quite worthy of ownership in standard leagues.
Apr 10 - 11:14 PM

Jared Sullinger said he's willing to accept whatever role the Celtics need him to fill this season.

After a surprise return from injury, Sullinger said he's willing to take a backseat as the Celtics push for the playoffs. "I told [Celtics coach] Brad [Stevens] in a meeting the day before the [Milwaukee] Bucks game [on Friday] that I’m not looking to come back like I was before the All-Star break," he said before Monday’s practice, "where I was scoring the basketball, being in go-to plays. I’ll take a lesser role to help the team win because this team has it rolling." Sullinger won't see enough minutes to make a difference in fantasy leagues down the stretch and can be left on waivers.
Apr 7 - 10:53 AM

Jared Sullinger played 12 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with no points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

He only played two seconds down the stretch with almost all of his playing time coming in the second and third quarters. Sullinger only played three minutes on Friday, so this is an encouraging rise in playing time. He might be close to 20 in his next game on Wednesday. The Celtics only have three games this upcoming week, so there's no need to run to grab Sully or anything.
Apr 5 - 12:19 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said Jared Sullinger won't play much on Saturday against the Raptors and would like for him to get more practice time.

Practice? Sullinger played just three minutes on Friday and he's probably going to be around that amount tonight. Keep him on the wire.
Apr 4 - 6:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk