Celtics’ Sullinger cleared to resume basketball activity!

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    Celtics’ Sullinger cleared to resume basketball activity!

    Celtics’ Sullinger cleared to resume basketball activity

    Kurt Helin

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

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    Jared Sullinger should be back and ready to go for Boston’s training camp.

    Sullinger was having a solid rookie season for the Celtics — 6 points and 5.9 rebounds a game, a PER of 13.5 — and was showing some promise, when he needed back surgery. It wasn’t a huge shock — he had fallen in the draft after being red flagged before the draft. But it meant the end of the season for him.

    Now he is ready to go again, reports Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

    Sullinger is not a future NBA star, but he can be a quality rotation big who can help the Celtics this year and in future years. He’s got a smart below-the-rim game, he can get off his shot and make plays.

    Whether he sticks as a Celtic long term or is an asset moved in the rebuilding process, it will be good for Boston to have him back.

     
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    One would think he will only be better with a healthy stronger back.  I think its too early to assess his star potential and/or trade value.  We won't know until this season.  His game sort of reminds me of Cedric Maxwell.   

     
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    Some good news.....hope they keep him...he seems to have a clue as to how to play basketball like a guy who has been in the NBA for a long time...

     
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    Re: Celtics’ Sullinger cleared to resume basketball activity!

    In response to Eldunker's comment:

    One would think he will only be better with a healthy stronger back.  I think its too early to assess his star potential and/or trade value.  We won't know until this season.  His game sort of reminds me of Cedric Maxwell.   




    Definitely agree with you.  He would have been drafted much higher if not his for his previous back problems.  I believe that he was a great draft pick by Danny and will prove to be a great player for the Celtics in the future. 

     
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    It will be interesting to see how Sully performs post surgery! Two big questions: durability and vertical jump. How will his back hold up moving forward, and will the surgery have a positive impact on his athletisim?

     

     
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    Hi,

    I don't think Sully's jumping abilities will increase much. But I'm sure that he'll compensate by his grit and smarts.

    As for his durability - too early to say. I hope the repair on his back is long term.

     

    AK

     
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    I don't think he could ever jump anyway!

     

    LOL.

     

    I'll be looking to see if Bass is now taller than he is though!

     

    like the article states his game is BELOW the rim

     

    so is KO's game I might add.

     

    I hope we find a big who hs a game ABOVE the rim.

     

    not sayin I want either guy to go, I think they both have high BB IQ, which goes along way.

     

     

     
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    I think Sully could max out his potential at an Elton Brand level.

     
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    In response to DaCeltics' comment:

    I think Sully could max out his potential at an Elton Brand level.



    Elton Brand at the apex of his career was pretty damned good.  I think Sully's going to make alot of people eat their words.

     
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    Elton Brand was a 20 pt, 10 reb a game PF until injuries hit.

     

    I don't personally see Sully as having quite that ceiling myself.

     

    But if he becomes a 12 pt, 8 reb guy..thats pretty damn good to me.

     

     

     
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    In response to BCSP's comment:

    It will be interesting to see how Sully performs post surgery! Two big questions: durability and vertical jump. How will his back hold up moving forward, and will the surgery have a positive impact on his athletisim?

     




    Excellent points/questions. However, one of the best parts of Sully's game is that he rebounds the old-fashioned way by putting a body on his man without needing to jump all that high. I think he will come a consistent 12-15 ppg, 8-10 rpg player.

     
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    more likely a brian grant level

     

     
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    Or Danny Fortson, I am just greedy Big Ticket.

    A point guard like Rondo boosts players scoring averages. I just think if Sully averaged 6 points as a forgotten man, in time and in the right physical shape he could get himself 18-20ppg in his prime. He already has a knack for scoring you can't teach.

    He's got those shots a 6-9 PF needs to have (hooks, floaters, 18 footers, good free throw %) Its his smarts that will overcome his missing athleticism IMO.

     
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