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...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  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

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Boston Celtics have a lot of young talent and some veterans, like Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green who they should be trying to trade, despite being their 2 best players (statistically). They have to embrace their young players, especially Marcus Smart, Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley...
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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

Minnesota Timberwolves: Trading Kevin Love To The Celtics

Minnesota Timberwolves: Trading Kevin Love To The Celtics By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Trade Timberwolves Receive: Marcus Smart, Jared Sullinger, Brandon Bass, Gerald Wallace and 2 1st Round Picks Celtics Receive: Kevin Love and Chase Budinger According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Boston and Danny Ainge are still trying to acquire Kevin Love from...
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July 06, 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

Your Morning Dump… Where I’m worried the Nuggets might steal Kevin 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. It has been reported the Celtics have dangled their picks at No. 6 and No. 17 in the 2014 draft, a future first-rounder and young veterans Jared Sullinger and Olynyk to Minnesota. Sorry, but that’s a bunch of...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves deem Celtics' K-Love offer not 'nearly the best'

It’s that time of year. One minute the Boston Celtics are no better than third in the Kevin Love trade sweepstakes. The next minute, they have the best offer on the table. Now, they have fallen back to the pack. Despite an ESPN.com report that the Celtics’ offer of Jared Sullinger/Kelly Olynyk, the Nos. 6 and 17 picks in the 2014 NBA draft and future No. 1 picks was the “best...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics May Have Best Offer On Table To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Boston Celtics continue to pursue a trade for Kevin Love, offering the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in this year's draft, along with future No. 1's and young players such as Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk. Flip Saunders does not want to trade away Love, but he is beginning to realize that he would lose him for nothing next summer and this offer from the Celtics may be the...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dario Saric says he will come to the NBA if drafted by Celtics or Lakers

According to David Pick the Senior basketball correspondent at Eurobasket.com Dario Saric will transition from Croatia to the states and to the NBA if the Celtics or Lakers draft him: Dario Saric, I'm told, has let it be known he plans to go to NBA next season if drafted by Celtics or Lakers.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) May 29, 2014Saric going to the Celtics at six is highly unlikely...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2014-2015 Boston Celtics Roster

Guest post by longtime Celtics Life reader Jeremiah Shane GilesMy Prediction on the 2014-2015 Boston Celtics RosterFirst things first:  Like most of you, I consider myself to be diehard Celtics fan.  I am 34 years old.  I have rooted for the Celtics since I was very young, through the lean years and the good years, so I’m not some bandwagon fan, and I’m not some guy who doesn’t...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Easiest Celtics Player To Move; Jeff Green More Difficult

Most of the discussion related to Boston Celtics trades this offseason revolves around two things: Rajon Rondo and the Celtics’ No. 1 draft pick. All the attention is justified. Their All-Star point guard and their lottery pick are the Celtics’ mostcherished assets. Whatever president of basketball operations Danny Ainge chooses to do with them will has massive implications...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the NBA Combine can simultaneously help and hurt

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. It certainly did for Sullinger two years ago. One NBA executive with a team that had a lottery pick (top-14) in 2012 said that Sullinger’s medical report was the biggest knock that kept them from drafting him...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Satch Sullinger says Celtics "kind of promised" his son they'd get a center

Great news for Celtics fans. Interior help might be, could be, is possibly on the way.From Jay King at MassLive.com:Jared Sullinger's father, Satch, recently told an Ohio news station that the Boston Celtics have "kind of promised" his son they would acquire a true center."Next year I think he's going to finally get to play his true position of power forward...
Via Celtics Life
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger On Being Comfortable With Celtics (audio)

The Celtics big man Jared Sullinger talks about becoming confident and comfortable in his sophomore season in Boston. “I think it is just being comfortable,” Sullinger said. “I learned a lot from these guys that are in the locker room and a lot from past guys that were in the locker room, just understanding that confidence is everything in this world.”
Via Pro Bball Report
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics looking to acquire center

The Boston Celtics will have one of the better picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, at minimum, along with possessing a handful of valuable assets currently on their own roster. Needless to say, if the Celtics want to make some moves, they have the ammunition to do so and according to Jared Sullinger‘s father, a move to acquire a big man could be down the road. Sullinger’s father,...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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