Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/8/13
We have been hearing since media day about Jared Sullinger and the progress he needs to make with his weight before the start of the regular season. Sullinger did indeed look heavy last night, but he also played a great first game back. Since recovering from back surgery, Sullinger has been battling to get back into basketball shape. He has admitted to the media that he would like to lose more weight, but he has not seemed to lose any of his game. Sullinger played 20 minutes Monday night against Toronto, posting a team leading +9 in overall +/-. Sully shot 5-11 for 14 points, six rebounds and four assists. Here are some quotes about Sully's surprising performance from Jay King's piece on masslive.com: “Very (surprised),” he characterized himself after the outing. “I honestly thought it was the adrenaline taking over, and finally being able to put on a Celtic uniform and getting back out there.” Not so shocked was Sullinger’s head coach, Brad Stevens. “No, because he’s good,” s...
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