Situation: Signed for $1.3 million in 2013; Team option for $1.4 million in 2014, $2.3 million in 2015; Qualifying offer for $3.3 million in 2016.
Reasons for keeping: Sullinger would have made the all-rookie team had he stayed healthy. He’s a tenacious rebounder and a nifty low post scorer. None of this is a surprise given his pedigree. The Celtics have him under control on short money for the next three seasons.
Reasons for replacing: Sullinger’s back will supposedly be fixed following an operation during the season, but lingering problems could lessen his value. He’s undersized. And you might be able to get a good haul for him in a trade.
Dzen’s take: Keep him
What would you do?