Jared Sullinger's trainer, John Lucas, says we should expect a 'special season' from the Celtics big man

OK, I'm guessing most Celtics fans are not particularly interested in reading another post about Jared Sullinger getting in shape.  As Mass Live's Jay King wrote, "With Sullinger, it's probably best to believe it when you see it."  With that in mind, I'll just include this tweet from John Lucas and leave it at that. Jared Sullinger fans look forward to seeing a special season from...
Via Celtics Life
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Is Jared Sullinger ready for a special season?

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. Jared Sullinger fans look forward to seeing a special season from your big man. Focus & ready. ohiostatehoops #CelticsNation #celtics — Coach John Lucas (@CoachJohnLucas1) July 28, 2015 With Sullinger...
Via Red's Army
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger's trainer thinks he'll have 'a special season'

Next season is a make-or-break year for Jared Sullinger and the Boston Celtics. The power forward will enter restricted free agency next summer, and if he can't keep his weight down there's a good chance the Celtics will cut ties.Their frontcourt is suddenly stacked, and paying Sullinger big money may not be a smart move. On the other hand, if he establishes a reliable three-point...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should Boston Celtics keep Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk?

Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk play the same position but are viewed as two of the team's most valuable assets—both are young and skilled. But given how crowded Boston's frontcourt currently is, one of them may be traded or spend the bulk of his 2015-16 season out of Brad Stevens' rotation. Here's a closer look, courtesy of SB Nation's Celticsblog, on...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did the Boston Celtics do enough this offseason?

The Boston Celtics were able to squeeze into the playoffs with a 40-42 record last year and land a 7th place spot in the Eastern Conference. Their season came to an abrupt end however, when they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Irish had a lot of heart and fight during the series, but it was clear they simply lacked offense against...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger weight loss saga continues

It's a story that just never seems to end.Dreaded L-B’s have caused Celtics PF Jared Sullinger issues with his growth as a NBA player, but reports straight from the coach are that he is headed in the right direction this summer. The shots, and jokes of course, have been flying at Sullinger since his February foot injury. But, the now 4th-year big man has taken them in stride and...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking which Celtic is most likely to be dealt next

We all know it's coming. Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge's cell phone has been on fire this offseason, hounding other GM's around the NBA with trade talks.After signing second-rounder Jordan Mickey to a guaranteed two-year deal Monday, the C's roster is at 16. One overall the limit of 15. So it's obvious a move is on the horizon, either this summer, training camp, or during the season...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What will Boston's starting lineup look like in 2016?

The Boston Celtics have the type of roster where the skill on their bench essentially matches whoever's starting. They go at least 10 deep, but that's not necessarily so great without any All-Star talent. Regardless, five guys have to start. Who should they be? The Celtics blog Red's Army recently took a look. Their decision to put Jared Sullinger at power forward makes sense, but...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Projections for 2015 Celtics: Starters

With the dog days now approaching of the NBA season, the Celtics will look to go into the year with some brand new rookies and a couple of intriguing veterans. The roster seems to be mostly set (though who knows what Trader Danny has up his sleeve) and the Celtics will be going in with a lot of clutter similar to last season. But they will have the continuity of a similar core to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics have the 4th best “young core?”

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. 4. Boston Celtics (82.7) Key young players: Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, R.J. Hunter, Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Terry Rozier Everybody is waiting on the Celtics to acquire or develop their next superstar...
Via Red's Army
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Have Assets and Youth, Which is a Winning Formula

Jared Sullinger #7 gives Kelly Olynyk #41 a high five during a game. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The Boston Celtics are still in the last stages of a rebuilding phase. Although the team earned the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference last season, they were bounced out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the beginning of the season...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Will David Lee push Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk out of Boston?

When the Boston Celtics acquired David Lee for Gerald Wallace, it created an uncomfortable jam in the team's frontcourt. Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger play Lee's position, and Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko and Tyler Zeller all need a spot in Brad Stevens' rotation.If Lee's here to stay, and it's very likely he is, thanks to a helpful skill-set and expensive contract, what does that...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Three Boston Contract Grades

Source: Claus Andersen/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Boston Celtics Sign Amir Johnson for two seasons and 24 million dollars I like Amir Johnson. He is a solid starting power forward. The problem? The Celtics have Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk and the four, two players that are better and cheaper as they will make far less than half...
Via HoopStuff
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Roster Reset: Examining Boston’s Options Entering Free Agency

NBA free agency officially opens at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all sorts of rumors, speculation and signings sure to follow. But before the NBA world loses its collective mind, let’s take a minute to examine the Boston Celtics’ roster as it’s currently constructed. Keep in mind that this is not (we repeat: is not) a projection of what the opening night roster will look like...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics shopped Sullinger, but not Smart

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. Sources say that the Celtics were discussing a package that included multiple picks and big man Jared Sullinger with New York and that Phoenix talked to members of the organization about a trade involving Eric...
Via Red's Army
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks and Celtics were discussing draft day trade for Jared Sullinger

The Boston Celtics were very active during the NBA Draft on Thursday. The Celtics made it known before the draft that they planned to move up but couldn’t make it happen. There were reports that the Celtics offered the Charlotte Hornets six draft picks to move up to the ninth pick but it didn’t work. But it looks like the Hornets wasn’t the only team the Celtics was having...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks, Celtics discussed Jared Sullinger trade

The Boston Celtics made a hard push to move up in Thursday’s NBA draft before coming up empty. While the Celtics’ interest in the Nos. 3 and 9 picks was widely reported, word came out one day later that they might have been eyeing the No. 4 slot, as well. League sources told ESPN.com on Friday that the Celtics and New York Knicks discussed a trade that would have sent C’s...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks and Celtics discussed deal involving Jared Sullinger

Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge did not hide the fact that he did his best to trade up in Thursday night's draft. One of the reported deals involved big man Jared Sullinger, along with picks, going to the Big Apple:Per ESPN's Ian Begley:Sources say that the Celtics were discussing a package that included multiple picks and big man Jared Sullinger with New York You have to suspect that...
Via Celtics Life
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Celtics trade Sully, #16 to Charlotte for #9

Rumors in the newsroom—Hornets trade 9th pick to Celtics for 16th pick & Jared Sullinger. #NBADraft #TradeTalk #Hornets #Celtics — Ashley Stro WBTV (@ashstro) June 25, 2015 Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0 ) also just gave the @Hornets a follow on Twitter. Social media never lies right? Lol — Ashley Stro WBTV (@ashstro) June 25, 2015 This deal makes sense if the Celtics...
Via Red's Army
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

So Jared Sullinger followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter

Is Jared Sullinger going to the Hornets, or just psyched about the Nic Batum trade? Jared Sullinger just followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter. Could the @celtics have just traded up to #9? pic.twitter.com/GxBlbmBncZ — CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) June 25, 2015Could just be nothing. It's probably nothing. But then this cryptic follow up from Sully has to get you thinking...
Via Celtics Life
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger's body is finally telling him it's time to lose weight

Jared Sullinger said he's been running in offseason."My body's finally telling me it's time to lose weight." #Celtics pic.twitter.com/P9IJnyqyWL— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) June 23, 2015Is his body telling him it's time to lose weight? Or is his agent? Sully has been a fan favorite of many Celtics fans, including myself, since being drafted by Boston in 2012. There are...
Via Celtics Life
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger responds to fans who keep telling him to lose weight

Jared Sullinger is one of the portliest players in the NBA, a rebound machine who knows how to throw his weight around. But being a heavy professional basketball player isn't all great. It prevents Sullinger from going as many minutes as the Boston Celtics would like to play him, and on defense he's habitually a beat slow guarding quicker players in space. His weight has been an...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Celtics keep Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk?

Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk are each coming off mildly disappointing seasons. Neither took a major step forward to show any significant improvement, and the Boston Celtics are now in a position where re-signing both (or one) to a long-term deal after their rookie-scale contract is up is far from a sure thing.If they're faced with choosing only one, which player should it be...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilding The Celtics: Jared Sullinger Entering Make-Or-Break Season

Editor’s note: As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will wind up elsewhere. Next up: Jared Sullinger. After three injury-plagued seasons, the Celtics still are not sure exactly what they have in Sullinger. At times, the 23-year-old big man...
Via NESN.com
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger wishes you would believe in him

[begin sarcasm]No matter how many years Jared Sullinger remains at an inflated playing weight, people keep thinking he will continue weighing in heavy. No matter how many conditioning-related injuries he suffers, people keep assuming he will deal with more conditioning-related injuries. People can be so ridiculous to assume that the past is a reasonable predictor of the present....
Via Celtics Life
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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