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BOSTON -- Jared Sullinger just kept sliding. Pick after pick went by, and the onetime top-five projected pick gradually dropped out of the top 10, then out of the lottery, and then into the 20s of the NBA draft on Thursday. The Celtics were there with pick No. 21, eagerly waiting to scoop up the proven power forward from Ohio State. The medical red flag issued by the NBA two weeks ago over Sullinger's bad back clearly was a deterrent for several teams, but the Celtics were confident they had performed their due diligence. Their team doctors had examined Sullinger...

Fab Melo Brings Far More Unknowns to Celtics Than Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger has some medical issues. Perhaps you have heard about them. If you managed to get through any mention of the former Ohio State power forward without some mention of the worrisome disk in his back, be proud. In the lead-up to Thursday's NBA draft, "medically red-flagged by the NBA" became Sullinger's unofficial middle name. The same occurred with...

Andy Katz makes unfortunate "Bulging Dicks" blooper at 2012 NBA Draft (Video)

Before the start of the 2012 NBA Draft, ESPN's Andy Katz was giving host Rece Davis an update on Ohio State prospect Jared Sullinger injury concerns. Unfortunately, Andy misspoke when he attempted to say "bulging discs" and another classic ESPN blooper was born: What say you, Steve Levy?

Celtics Select Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo in First Round of 2012 NBA Draft

Despite a flurry of trade rumors, the Celtics stayed pat in Thursday night's draft, selecting Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger at No. 21 and Syracuse center Fab Melo at No. 22. Sullinger averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last year as a sophomore with the Buckeyes, while Melo averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game for a 34-3 Syracuse team. Both...

Vote: Will Jared Sullinger or Fab Melo Have a Better NBA Career?

The Celtics rolled the dice at Thursday's NBA draft, selecting two players who have excellent potential, but also some risk. The C's picked Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, who was once considered a top five pick but who slid amidst questions about his health. Sullinger's bad back drew a medical red flag, causing some teams to shy away from the proven forward -- much...

2012 NBA Draft: Buckeye Jared Sullinger goes 21st to Boston Celtics

Jared Sullinger seemed to be paying a steep price for having some injuries as a sophomore. The Buckeyes star fell so far in a year that he wasn’t even invited to the draft because he wasn’t expected to go in the top 15. Well Sullinger did end up outside of the top 15 as the Boston Celtics took the 6’9″ OSU star with the 21st pick in the draft. Buckeyes fans will certainly...

Sixers Draft: Should They Select Jared Sullinger?

Jared Sullinger has some issues with his back that might have just made every NBA Team turn their heads. Tom Moore of Calkins Newspapers, informed us that the Philadelphia 76ers are considering taking a chance on the Ohio State product with the No. 15 overall selection. Besides, Elton Brand isn’t getting any younger and with that being the case, Sullinger might have an opening...

Sullinger and Melo’s Celtics Draft Kicks

  The C’s took Jared Sullinger with the #21 overall pick.  Sullinger wore all types of Jordans during his days at Ohio State, including the Air Jordan 13 “Playoffs” (pictured). The C’s took Brazilian big Fab Melo with the 22nd pic.  Melo wore Kevin Durant’s signature shoe the Nike KD2 in the “Creamsicle” colorway.

Like Amar'e, Jared Sullinger Suffers from Multiple Bulging Dicks: ESPN

The Celtics drafted Ohio State F Jared Sullinger despite Andy Katz' report that the big man has not one, but 2 bulging dicks. When the dicks start to bulge, that's Amar'e. Why not click the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

With the 21st pick in the NBA draft…

The Boston Celtics select… Jared Sullinger Sullinger is the first of two medically red flagged guys due to issues with his back.  But the Celtics weren’t scared off by the Ohio State power forward. He’s a big boy.  He’s a top 10 talent.  If this back issue is no big deal, this is a steal  

Jared Sullinger’s tumbling draft stock finally lands with Boston Celtics

Jared Sullinger’s two years at Ohio State culminated when his name was called with the 21st overall pick (falling all these many spots cost him about $2 million) by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft Thursday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Sullinger is the eighth Buckeye coached by Thad Matta, head coach at Ohio State, selected in the annual...

Celtics Pick Sullinger and Melo

With the 21st pick in the 2012 draft, the Celtics picked Jared Sullinger out of Ohio State. PROSPECT: Jared Sullinger POSITION: Power Forward SCHOOL: Ohio State CLASS: Sophomore HEIGHT: 6'9" WING SPAN: 7'1.25" WEIGHT: 268lbs Strengths: Sullinger has decent size for a post player measuring 6’9” (in shoes) with a 6’11.5” wingspan … He is a bruising...

On Jared Sullinger, my latest man crush

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m the Mikki Moore of NBA Draft analysts. Had I been alive and capable of writing, I probably would have bashed the Chicago Bulls for drafting Michael Jordan and proclaimed the Portland Trail Blazers the champions of the 1984 NBA Draft for stealing Sam Bowie with the No. 2 pick.My advice on draft picks is often misguided, as you could tell...

With addition of Melo and Sullinger, Garnett’s return essential

With the 21st and 22nd picks in the 2012 NBA draft last night, the Celtics filled two gaping holes in their roster with the addition of Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo from Syracuse University. As is the case with many of the picks from this years draft, both have more than their fair share of question marks as they make the transition into the NBA, but with that in...

Celtics Go With Size, Ignore Risk

The Celtics bolstered their front court in the first round on consecutive First Round draft picks in tonightʼs draft. Coming off one of the worst rebounding seasons in modern NBA history, the Celtics used picks number 21 and 22 to Draft Jared Sullinger(F, OSU, 6ʼ8) and Fab Melo(C, Syracuse, 7ʼ0), respectively. After Coach Doc Rivers started career Power Forward playing Center...
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