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With the NBA draft quickly approaching, teams are furiously gathering all the possible information regarding potential prospects. Unfortunately for big man Jared Sullinger, teams might now be hesitant to draft him.
Doctors have red flagged the Ohio State power forward for his bad back, an issue that doctors believe is very serious. Although Sullinger’s father has denied that this will have an effect on his son’s ability to play in the NBA, it’s hard to believe that this report will not keep some teams away from the talented big man. This is a deep draft, and it’s very possible that he could fall in the draft.
Sullinger, the walking double-double in his time at OSU, is known for his tough play and ability to out-muscle his opponents around the hoop. He’s as much of a bull as there was in the college game, which could be heavily effected if his back is a legitimate concern. The projected lottery pick averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 boards at a very efficient rate last season, and has been linked to the Hornets with their second first round pick, as well as the Warriors.
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With the NBA draft a little over a week away, Jared Sullinger‘s draft stock could be taking a serious hit.
The Ohio State big man was evaluated at the draft combine last week by NBA doctors, and they have reportedly red-flagged the back of Sullinger, who previously missed a pair of games in December for back spasms. ESPN’s Chad Ford has more:
A number of NBA team doctors have...
Doctor’s Concerned Over Sullinger’s BackJared Sullinger is one of the more prominent prospects in this year’s basketball draft.
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The Celtics are in dire need of boosting their frontcourt. The news of the doctors having red flagged the forward given his back troubles will surely make some lottery teams have serious doubts about picking the talented player from Ohio State in next week's draft. Apparently, Danny would likely hope to add Sullinger to our roster:
Jared Sullinger has been red-flagged by NBA...
He's faced questions about his height, his weight and his mobility. Now former Ohio State big man and projected NBA lottery pick Jared Sullinger has a new concern he'll need to dispel for teams looking to draft him. According to ESPN.com's Chad Ford, Sullinger was red flagged by NBA doctors because of a bad back.
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