Will the Boston Celtics trade Jared Sullinger this season?

The Boston Celtics have one of the league's deepest rosters heading into training camp, but it's also a bit unbalanced. There are too many power forwards, too many under-sized combo guards and not enough wings or three-point shooters. This means a trade may be in the works at some point before the February deadline. In the third part of this continuing series, CBS Boston's Brian...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Celtics bench beat the starters?

It's a question you'll probably hear many times once the season kicks off later this month: Is the Celtics' second five better than their first five?  We don't yet know who Brad Stevens will go with (and don't be surprised to see his lineups change several times), but it's fun to speculate.Hypothetically, let's say these are his starters:PG: Marcus SmartSG: Avery BradleySF: Jae...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger's family, agent staged weight-loss intervention

Jared Sullinger needed some tough love. Thanks to a literal intervention, he got plenty of it from a unique source. The Boston Celtics forward has shown some positive signs since the team took him in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft. Yet he’s also been held back by injuries and conditioning issues, the latter of which came to a head when Celtics president of basketball...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Internet goes nuts over Kevin Love's new perm

Love apparently missed the memo this summer when the viral “What are those?” Vines started circulating.   Though the Cleveland Cavaliers’ All-Star forward didn’t show up with goofy-looking shoes, he was rocking a new fashion statement that took the media — and internet — by storm: A perm. Kevin Love wanna be Seth Rogan SOOOOO bad lol pic.twitter.com/qHw3e0y6Ns...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' Jared Sullinger needed intervention to lose weight and improve conditioning

The Boston Celtics and Jared Sullinger haven't seen eye to eye when it comes to Sullinger's weight issue over the past few seasons. But heading into his fourth NBA season, off a year where he suffered yet another serious injury that might've been avoidable if he was in better shape, Sullinger looks as healthy and svelte as ever before. How did we get here? Well, according to the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump… More tired storyline: Thomas starting or Sullinger’s weight?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Team president Danny Ainge, brusquely shrugged off the issue — “that question should never be asked” — and wrote the guard’s aspiration off to the desire of every player to start. But Thomas wants to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger's offseason included an intervention

Jared Sullinger, who promised in the spring that he would report to training camp in better shape ahead of his fourth season with the Boston Celtics, says he may not be where he wants to be physically but improvement has been made "You can't really say," responded Sullinger when asked if he met his physical goals this summer. "I haven't played five-on-five in like three weeks, so...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger forgot how to work hard

Jared Sullinger's NBA career hit a crossroad last season when a foot injury derailed his season.Weight was the main issue fans and the C's front office were point at as to why the former Ohio State product couldn't contribute to the team as much as he possibly could and should have.Sully told the Jay King of MassLive.com and others at Celtics media day today that John Lucas "randomly...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger, Slimmer And Confident, Eyeing Big Season For Celtics

WALTHAM, Mass. — Jared Sullinger and his Boston Celtics teammates had quite the long day fielding questions from reporters Friday at the team’s Media Day, but the forward powered through. The Celtics are hoping that display of stamina is a sign of things to come. Sullinger’s weight has been a big storyline throughout his young career, as he’s often been criticized for...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad is looking for a Top 10

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I don’t think on most nights you can go past 10 players,” Stevens said prior to the Eighth Annual Teeing Up for Kids Golf Tournament at the Old Sandwich Golf Club on Tuesday. “There may be an exception...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Target: Should Danny Ainge roll the dice on Anthony Bennett?

As President of Basketball Operations of the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge has never been afraid to take chances on players. Whether it's drafting Jared Sullinger despite injury questions, or trading a fan favorite like Kendrick Perkins, Ainge clearly won't hesitate to think outside of the box if it means it will improve his team.Former number one overall pick Anthony Bennett is a...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Sully will have a career year?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Simply by looking at those numbers, you see that the odds are in Sullinger’s favor for a big 2015-16 season. But if we dig even deeper – to the players who nearly mirrored Sullinger’s statistical performance...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Celtics' crowded big man rotation sort itself out?

Last season, the Boston Celtics had one of the thinnest frontcourts in basketball. Tyler Zeller was the only center, and, when healthy, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass filled out the rest of their rotation for most of the season.Jonas Jerebko entered at the trade deadline and added a more versatile three-point threat, but the team was still very dependent on guard...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

What's the biggest Boston Celtics storyline heading into next season?

The Boston Celtics have several significant story lines, and questions in need of answers, heading into next season. Will the rookies earn playing time? What will Marcus Smart look like? Will a slimmer Jared Sullinger equal a more productive Jared Sullinger?In the next installment of their ongoing summer forecast, ESPN tries to figure out which questions are bigger than others, and...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics are discussing contract extensions with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger

The Boston Celtics had high hopes going into the off-season, but things didn’t go exactly how they planned it. After being considered the front-runner for Kevin Love, the All-Star forward decided to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Even though things didn’t go according to plan, the Celtics still have a good young core to build around for the future. As we are starting to...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics have opened up contract talks with Zeller and Sullinger

The Celtics have opened up extension talks with both Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger, according to the Boston Globe.C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told Adam Himmelsbach that the team will continue to have discussions all they way into October. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge said. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions...
Via Celtics Life
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge has started contract talks with Zeller, Sullinger

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has had preliminary contract talks with the agents for forwards Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger. Both players are eligible to be offered extensions...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Enters the Final Year of His Contract with Much to Prove

Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on February 11, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) Coming out of Ohio State in 2012 as a two-time consensus All-American, there was little doubt that Jared Sullinger had the ability to perform. The issue for many teams boiled down to weight, health...
Via The Sports Journal
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Several Celtics ‘NBA 2K16’ ratings leaked

The Boston Celtics played their way to a 15-win improvement and the NBA playoffs last season, but it doesn’t seem to have translated into much success in the video game world. A screen shot allegedly leaked from the new installment of the “NBA 2K” series — “2K16” — features six members of the Boston Celtics. This screenshot reveals LeBron James #NBA2K16 Rating...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger ranked among NBA's most likely to break out

As the offseason settled down after free agency, one of the only Celtics generating any "news" has been Jared Sullinger leaking footage of himself working out on the Internet. And, honestly, NBA2K16 didn't exactly do the Celtics big man any favors with their likeness of number 7. But this week, something new and different was spotted online, a Sporting News feature that lumps Jared...
Via Celtics Life
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics extend Zeller, Sullinger?

The Celtics have an abundance of flexibility. Draft picks, cap space you name it the Celtics have it.  What they don't have is a star player, obviously, but they are building a nice core.They have key role players in Isaiah Thomas, David Lee and Kelly Olynyk. They are developing Marcus Smart, James Young, R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier. They also signed Amir Johnson and re-signed...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas and Jared Sullinger tweet about NBA2K16 likeness

The NBA 2K series is pretty legit. This season, 2K even did body scans of players to create realistic renderings of their appearance in the game. So it comes as no surprise that Celtics Isaiah Thomas and Jared Sullinger are blown away by their portraits in the game. RT @NBA2KTVs: #NBA2K16 and real life Jared Sullinger comparison. @Jared_Sully0 pic.twitter.com/9PNAbIRXVh — Jared...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger looking slim and shifty at Lucas Lab

Will the real Slim Sullinger please stand up! #LucasLab: @celtics Forward Jared Sullinger @takemytalent A video posted by John Lucas Enterprises (@johnlucasenterprises) on Aug 9, 2015 at 4:47am PDT We seem to be seeing a new and improved Jared Sullinger this offseason and, as we wrote earlier in the offseason, we might be heading closer to that "special season" Coach John...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger's trainer posts shirtless workout photo

Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has a critical season ahead of him. It's the last year of his rookie-scale contract, and the 23-year-old needs to prove he can stay in shape and healthy if he wants a big-money, long-term contract from Boston.There's been so much talk over the past few weeks about Sullinger's improved work ethic that his trainer, Coach John Lucas, decided to...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger’s Trainer Says Celtics Forward In For ‘A Special Season’

It’s the same old song and dance: “Jared Sullinger is going to have a big year.” The Boston Celtics’ 2012 first-round draft choice hasn’t quite lived up to expectations in his three seasons in Boston. Injuries and a struggle with weight issues have derailed parts of some seasons and made Sullinger relatively ineffective in parts others. And seemingly every fall the same...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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