Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 9/25/12
Last June the Boston Celtics went into the draft with back-to-back first-round picks and a need for some size.  They managed to select a pair of talented bigs in 6'9" Jared Sullinger (at #21) from Ohio St. and 7'0" Fab Melo (#22) from Syracuse, both of whom were at some point considered lottery to mid-first round picks.  But because of some pre-draft concerns about the two, both Sullinger and Melo went from being Green Room candidates to (luckily for us) Green Team members. Sullinger's lottery fall was attributed to a pre-draft medical report in which NBA doctors indicated a red flag on a lower back bulging disc issue (funny misspoken reportage about it here).  The issue, the report said, may shorten Sullinger's career and while this is not a certainty, the red flag caused enough concern to scare teams off of taking him higher in the draft.  But no doubt, Jared's a lottery-worthy talent.  In two seasons at Ohio State, he averaged 17.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 1.1 steals ...
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