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On the day after learning that former Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger was lost for the season, the Celtics spoke with another Buckeye big man trying to make an NBA comeback. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald has confirmed that the Celtics met with Greg Oden today. Here are his quotes from team President Danny Ainge:
We wanted to talk to Greg to see where he is physically. We're just finding out as much as we can and letting Greg know what we have here. He's not ready to play now, but he's someone who's very interesting.
Ainge also denied reports that Oden was not interested in Boston:
I haven't heard that. If it was true, then why would he fly in to speak with us?
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Boston's Jared Sullinger had some medical red flags regarding his back coming out of Ohio State, and now that injury will prematurely end his rookie NBA campaign.
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 1, 2013
After months of mocking the red flags that caused Jared Sullinger to drop to the Celtics in the NBA draft, it appears fears over Jared Sullinger’s back were legitimate.
Sullinger, who pulled...
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will require surgery on his back that will end the rookie’s season, according to A. Sherrod Blakelyof CSN New England."It's a tough blow, especially coming on the heels of Rajon's injury," said Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations. "Jared does something that ... he's been our best rebounder...
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.8 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiThis news comes from Adrian Wojnarowski and could not be more devastating for the Celtics. I was trying to maintain optimism after the Rondo injury, this one takes a lot of wind out my sails.
Not even a week after losing their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo to an ACL injury, the Celtics have now lost their promising rookie forward to a season-ending back injury. Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery Friday and is expected back at the start of next year’s training camp.
According to ESPN Boston:
Boston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger underwent...
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“We have two open roster spots, which we will use when it’s all said and done,” said Ainge. “So three weeks from now, we will have 13 contracts. But we’re not in a rush yet. We have trade possibilities...
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has some more bad news for Celtics fans. Wojnarowski is reporting that Celtics promising rookie big man Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury.
We will have more information for our readers as the news comes out, but the news just got worst in Boston.
Danny Ainge addressed the state of the Celtics.
What would a Comments post be without a wheelchair mention and some officiating complaints. Seems like they are in every thread. Love that our bench is producing so well these past few games. I was stuck with the Magic feed last night. I missed Mike and Tommy but even worse, they kept getting the names of the Celtics wrong. I've highlighted my favorites. What...
The Celtics, now 23-23, will play their toughest game this week tomorrow afternoon against the Clippers. The Clippers are a terrific 34-14 and third place in the western conference. Personally, I think they are the favorite to win the title. Remember, there's no Jared Sullinger, so it'll be tough. Here are tomorrow's five things:
5. KEEP BARBOSA HOT:
Greg Oden was thought to be down to the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. But Saturday, the former No. 1 pick met with the Boston Celtics.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald that the meeting was informational for both sides.
"We wanted to talk to Greg to see where he is physically," Ainge told the newspaper. "We're just finding out
as much as...
With Rajon Rondo out, it would seem the Boston Celtics would be in panic mode looking to find the best possible replacement available. However, that may not be the case. The team may not even be looking for a replacement if we are to believe team president Danny Ainge's comments.According to Greg Payne of ESPN Boston, the Celtics won't look to add a point guard right...
By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON -- The short-handed Celtics won their third straight game Friday night, cruising to a 97-84 victory over the woeful Magic. Five days after he and his team learned Rajon Rondo would be lost for the season, rookie Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery and also will be lost for the year. But after beating Miami in double overtime Sunday...
In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Big Show, Celtics president Danny Ainge spoke openly about the state of his team. He made two things clear following Rajon Rondo‘s season-ending ACL injury: 1) “It’s silly” to think they’ll be better without him and 2) Paul Pierce trades haven’t been discussed.
“Nothing with Paul has been discussed,” said Ainge. “I too would...