Your Morning Dump… Where we take an early look at the Celtics rotation

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  I think we all agree that the Celtics’ top eight players heading into training camp will be Rondo, Bradley and Green joined by Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller, Evan Turner (whenever he signs, which...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated ranks Rajon Rondo 40th best NBA player; 13th best point guard?

This week Sports Illustrated is ranking the top 100 players in the NBA, with Rajon Rondo checking in at No. 40.  And unless Avery Bradley, Jeff Green or Jared Sullinger magically cracks the top 20 (which haven't been released yet), Rondo will be the only Celtics player on the list.  Here's some of SI's less than glowing critique of Rondo's game:We know how good...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Sullinger’s ass remains an asset

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  When fans see him now, it’s obvious he has lost weight since the end of last season. However, Sullinger’s weight loss hasn’t been enough to where he looks radically different body-wise than he has in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Which All-Star caliber player (if any) is joining the Celtics in 2015?

The third edition of our roundtable series is here, and today's question is:Which All-Star caliber player (if any) will be joining the Celtics in 2015?Check out the answers from five CelticsLife writers below. Mike DyerGreg Monroe. To be honest, Monroe is more of a guess than anything. But here's what I'm comfortable saying: If the Celtics retain Rajon Rondo, he will...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Besides Rondo, are there any other future All-Stars on the Celtics roster?

We're continuing our roundtable discussion today with a simple question:Besides Rajon Rondo, are there any other future All-Stars on the Celtics roster?Six CelticsLife writers take their best guess below.Mike DyerI know Marcus Smart is going to be a popular choice, and for good reason. He was the #6 pick in a loaded draft, and already appears to be a fantastic defender, giving...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics at No. 24 in ESPN's 3-year 'Future Power Rankings'

Today ESPN Insider published their NBA "Future Power Rankings," which attempt to project how each franchise will fair over the course of the next three seasons combined.  The Celtics landed at No. 24 out of 30 teams in the league.ESPN's panel of Chad Ford, Amin Elhassan, Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton used five categories to judge each team, with current players being...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Insiders don’t think the Celtics future is very bright

Our friends at ESPN Insider have analyzed the immediate future (2014-2017) of all 30 teams. The projections take into account the current roster, player potential, management, ownership, coaching, spending habits, cap situation, reputation and future draft picks. Our Boston Celtics rank… drum roll please… 24th. The summer of 2014 appeared to be a pivotal one for the Celtics...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sullinger on Turner: "He's all about winning. That's his main goal"

CSNNE.com - “Everybody is down on (Turner) because of how the ‘trade’ happened and what happened in the trade and how Indiana played,” Sullinger said. “People misunderstand Evan. He’s a great basketball player, a great teammate. I’ve known him for years. He’s all about winning. That’s his main goal.”I admit that I initially was leaning way more on the "....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Jared Sullinger looks a lot trimmer

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Asked if he’s met his offseason goals to this point, Sullinger said: “Not all the way, but still pushing towards them.” Pressed on whether he’s got a specific weight/conditioning goal for the start of training...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sully slims down. Will it help? "Only time will tell"

According to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg Jared Sullinger slimmed down in recent weeks:"Maybe. I can't tell you everything, but maybe," a trimmer-looking Sullinger offered when asked if he'd dropped any weight this offseason.The eye test seems to suggest a more fit Sullinger, but the coy player only acknowledged that he's in a better place now further removed...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sullinger on Evan Turner: He is misunderstood

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger is happy to see a fellow Ohio State Buckeye in Celtics green. The rest of Boston, however, isn’t nearly enthused. Evan Turner, a former OSU star and the second overall draft pick in 2010, arrived in Boston via free agency this summer with little fanfare after imploding down the stretch last season for a similarly self-destructive Indiana Pacers team...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger No Longer Feels ‘Behind The Eight Ball’ Health-Wise

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger will be honest with you: He hasn’t given basketball a whole lot of thought this summer. Or, rather, he hasn’t given the NBA much thought. Sullinger, who is entering his third season with the Celtics, was mentioned throughout the months of June and July as a potential trade chip as fans in Boston fantasized about wooing Kevin Love to Causeway Street...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is more important: Kelly Olynyk or Jared Sullinger? CelticsLife roundtable

Sparked by a few recent publications that seemed to suggest that Kelly Olynyk was the most valuable young big man on the Boston Celtics, the CelticsLife staff decided to get together to weigh in on this very subject:'Good Son' like scenario, you've got pick one, who you got; Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk. Here's what our staff had to sayBurak TekinSullinger. Yes...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics make a run at Roy Hibbert?

Would Roy Hibbert and Jared Sullinger combine to make a frightening frontcourt in Boston?The Pacers have had a rough offseason. Lance Stephenson bolted for Charlotte, taking a shorter length contract with intentions of raising his value with the Hornets. Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury in a USA basketball scrimmage, and will likely miss the entire upcoming season.Now rumors...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Jared Sullinger looks slim

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Not a whole lot going on in Celtics Nation right now.  There is a rumor that Kelly Olynyk hurt his wrist while playing for Team Canada, but so far there’s no official confirmation on this.  I think (hope) the...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sully in China for “NBA Nation” activities

This past weekend, Celtics forward Jared Sullinger shared with his Twitter followers that he was on his way to China. My friends over at Weibo helped shed some light on just what Sully will be doing while over in the Far East. Jared will be participating in “NBA Nation” this coming weekend at Wuhan’s International Exhibition Center. There, according to China.NBA.com, Sullinger...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where the C’s may not regret missing out on Love

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  The well of Celtics news has been dry lately, so bear with me: 1) The Celtics would have had to overpay to acquire Love Trades in the NBA are largely predicated on distinct circumstances. Back in May, the Celtics...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Jared Sullinger AJ 2012 p.e.

My friend Drew, aka “The kid w/all the kicks“, is back with another exclusive pair of Celtkicks. Since I first met Drew in 2008, he has been fortunate enough to acquire kicks from the likes of Paul Pierce, KG and many other current & former Celtics. Yesterday, he texted me a photo of his latest pick up: a pair of game-used, player edition Air Jordan 2012 Lite from Jared...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: C’s trying to participate in Love trade, looking for impact player

  The Celtics would love nothing more than to land Kevin Love somehow, but it’s pretty obvious by now that they’re the longest of long shots in the chase.  No matter how highly some of us may value potential trade pieces like Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, Minnesota just doesn’t see them as the types of players, regardless of the added picks to sweeten the pot, worth...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Evan Turner’s agent is laying down some serious BS

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “We picked Boston as much for the historical culture and for Brad, as for anything else,” Turner’s agent David Falk told CSNNE.com on Tuesday. Falk, who also represents Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger, discussed...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sully hoops in Columbus Pro-Am League

As Chuck mentioned in this morning’s Dump, the dog days of summer are upon us. Thus I bring you this post. Jared Sullinger and his brother JJ are back home in Ohio, participating in the Columbus Pro-Am league. NextUpRecruits has the story and a brief clip: Boston Celtic’s forward Jared Sullinger returned home to Columbus this summer and brought his game back to his old stomping...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger finds Marcus Smart's defense "shocking" at Celtics' summer league practice: "He’s a very, very tough defender"

Although he won't be competing in the Orlando Summer League, Jared Sullinger has been practicing with the Boston Celtics' summer league squad, and gave rave reviews on Marcus Smart's defensive abilities.From MassLive.com:"Marcus’ last name pretty much says it all about him on the basketball court. He’s smart, he plays well. He’s a very, very tough defender...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger: Marcus Smart’s ‘Last Name Pretty Much Says It All’

WALTHAM, Mass. — Though he won’t be participating in the upcoming NBA summer league, Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has been a full participant at practice this week. That extra offseason work has allowed him to catch an early look the team’s top draft pick, Marcus Smart, and after two days on the court with the rookie, Sullinger is impressed with what he’s seen...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics draft Marcus Smart

The Boston Celtics selected Marcus Smart with the sixth overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Smart, who had a scuffle with a Texas Tech fan during his sophomore season with Oklahoma State, averaged 18 points, 4.8 assists and 2.9 steals last season. The Celtics, who went 25-57 last season under first-year coach Brad Stevens, also have the No. 17 selection in this year’s draft...
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June 26, 2014  |  1 Comment

Joel Embiid’s Injury Could Bode Well For the Boston Celtics

Joel Embiid shook up the NBA Draft as it was announced that he suffered a stress fracture in his foot. With Embiid’s injury at the forefront it will create a lot of doubt in teams taking him early in the NBA Draft. Embiid was expected to be the 1st overall selection. It has been made pretty clear that the Cavs will not select him, but who will be willing to take the risk? My...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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