Found June 19, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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's Chad Ford, Sullinger was red flagged by NBA doctors because of a bad back. "A number of NBA team doctors have reviewed the information from the NBA and have told their front office staff that Sullinger's back issues could shorten his NBA career, and some have advised their teams not to draft him in the first round." At first glance, this is terrible news for Sullinger.  If teams think back issues could actually shorten his career then he could slide pretty fast, much like DeJuan Blair did after concerns about his lack of ACLs caused him to slide from the late lottery where he was projected to the middle of the second round.  However, Sullinger's father Satch and his agent David Falk both said that his back issues s...

Sullinger receives red flag

Doctors have red flagged the Ohio State's Jared Sullinger for his bad back, an issue that doctors believe is very serious.  This news could cause Sullinger's draft stock to tumble.

Jared Sullinger’s back red-flagged by doctors; Celtics still willing to gamble on him?

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...

Jared Sullinger “red flagged” by NBA doctors

Jared Sullinger spent some time injured this year for Ohio State. Now, if NBA doctors are correct, he might be dogged by injuries for a bit longer. Specifically, NBA doctors were concerned about an area of Sullinger’s back. According to Sullinger’s father in a conversation with ESPN’s Andy Katz, it isn’t that big of a deal. “He had a bulging area that was due to his hamstring...

Doctor’s Concerned Over Sullinger’s Back

Doctor’s Concerned Over Sullinger’s BackJared Sullinger is one of the more prominent prospects in this year’s basketball draft. Well, that was before the breaking news that Sullinger’s problems with his back may be more serious than first speculated.  Reportedly, doctors who looked at Sullinger’s back at the NBA combine might be suggesting that back problems could shorten...

Celtics interested in Jared Sullinger?

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...

Cavaliers to bring in Sullinger, Melo for workouts

The Cavaliers are expected to bring in Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger on Friday for a workout. No doubt all eyes will be on his red-flagged back. When Sullinger scheduled the workout with the Cavs, he was probably hoping the team might consider him with the fourth pick. That dream has sailed. Now, I’m sure he is hoping that he doesn’t fall to the Cavaliers at number twenty...

Jared Sullinger draws praise from Danny Ainge

The Boston Celtics have been rumored to have interest in Jared Sullinger, the 6-foot-10 power forward/center who averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last year as a sophomore at Ohio State. Danny Ainge did nothing to dispel the notion that he likes Sullinger Wednesday during an interview with WEEI, gushing when asked about the prospect.“Sullinger’s been a terrific player everywhere...
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