The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together. We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them. We continue today with Jared Sullinger.
Those two words might as well be tattooed onto Jared Sullinger’s forehead.
The red flag gifted Sullinger to the Celtics at a point in the draft where guys like him don’t normally drop. The red flag was openly mocked (especially by me) as Sullinger slowly became the Celtics best rebounder. And the red flag smacked us in the face when the Celtics lost him for the season just days after Rajon Rondo went down with a torn ACL.
Now, Sullinger is a 21 year-old recovering from back surgery. It’s a surgery that may well correct the problem moving forward. But it’s a surgery on a part of the body that freaks people out. Back injuries are no joke. And a chronic back issue can derail a career faster th...