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Celtics’ Sullinger cleared to resume basketball activity

Aug 6, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

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Jared Sullinger should be back and ready to go for Boston’s training camp.

Sullinger was having a solid rookie season for the Celtics — 6 points and 5.9 rebounds a game, a PER of 13.5 — and was showing some promise, when he needed back surgery. It wasn’t a huge shock — he had fallen in the draft after being red flagged before the draft. But it meant the end of the season for him.

Now he is ready to go again, reports Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

Sullinger is not a future NBA star, but he can be a quality rotation big who can help the Celtics this year and in future years. He’s got a smart below-the-rim game, he can get off his shot and make plays.

Whether he sticks as a Celtic long term or is an asset moved in the rebuilding process, it will be good for Boston to have him back.

  1. thatguy1325 - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Glad to have you back, Sully!

  2. j0esixpack - Aug 6, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    If he plays well, look for him to be another asset that Ainge uses in the rebuilding process

    Assuming he’s healthy he’ll get a lot of minutes on these Celtics – and that will make him that much more attractive to a contender

    Ainge has already built up a pretty impressive arsenal of assets that he can use as draft picks or for established players – and if there’s any guy he REALLY wants in the draft he’s more or less got enough assets to be able to get him

    It will be interesting to see how this evolves

  3. drgums - Aug 7, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Let’s hope something good happens to the Celtics this year

  4. 1historian - Aug 7, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    1 piece at a time – this will take about 3 years.

    We’re patient. In Danny we (I) trust.

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