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Jared Sullinger signs a contract to play in China, per report

Post by bobheckler on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:09 pm

http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/09/boston_celtics_rumors_2017_jar_1.html



Boston Celtics rumors 2017: Jared Sullinger signs a contract to play in China, per report



Updated on September 12, 2017 at 9:50 AM Posted on September 12, 2017 at 9:40 AM





Jared Sullinger against the Celtics last season.(AP photo/Charles Krupa)



By Jay King




Former Boston Celtics big man Jared Sullinger's basketball journey will reportedly take him outside the NBA this season for the first time since he entered the league.

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NBA free-agent Jared Sullinger signed a two-month, $300,000 deal in China with the Shenzhen Leopards, source tells me.
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Sullinger, 25, has experienced a bumpy ride since entering free agency last summer. After the Celtics renounced his qualifying offer, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, the big man signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Raptors. When he dealt with injury issues and weight problems there, the team traded him to the Phoenix Suns in February. The Suns waived him and he has not appeared in an NBA game since Feb. 8.

In July, Sullinger said he suffered a "mental breakdown" last season "because for the first time in my life, something didn't work for me."

"I was in tears, I was crying," Sullinger told The Comeback. "Because I just didn't know what I could do to help myself to be a better basketball player, for me to be healthy."

Even while playing most of his career overweight, Sullinger has shown the ability to help a team when healthy. The NBA may be shifting away from slowish big guys who can't shoot, but his rebounding, passing and overall skill set (with the exception of that misguided long-range shot) can still be impactful.


Yet because of persistent weight issues, NBA teams don't feel like they can trust Sullinger. Despite his youth, size and history of production (the big man has averaged 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for his career), he will need to rehabilitate his image in China to earn another shot.




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MY NOTE:  when you can't convince the Brooklyn Nyets to take a chance on you you know your fat ass has hit, and bounced, off of rock bottom.  Good luck to Sully.  He was a warrior for us, although he did pout a bit too much when he was told he wasn't going to start anymore, but that's part of what he's talking about in this article.  He didn't understand what his problem was or even that he had one, so he didn't know how or what to fix.  Still, hard to feel too sorry for a guy who is going to make $300,000 for 2 months work of "rehab".


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Post by dboss on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:33 pm

Glad he found a job. Chinese food is not fattening. Good fit huh?

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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:39 am

Sad didn't even last half as long as Big Baby. It's obvious what he had to do to stay in league and he was all talk.
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Re: Jared Sullinger signs a contract to play in China, per report

Post by bobheckler on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:22 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:Sad didn't even last half as long as Big Baby. It's obvious what he had to do to stay in league and he was all talk.


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Great BBIQ, which he got from his father, and very, very soft hands for a big.  Damn shame.  I loved watching him be the master of the Mastodon Mamba vs other bigs.  The league is just moving away from bigs like that.  Bigs gotta be able to run now.  They have to be able to do more than just set picks and roll.  They have to be able to hit 3s, but he fell in love with them and forgot all about his inside game.  Can't rebound if you're at the arc, right?  Doesn't matter if you're out there on offense or defense, if you're 20' from the back board it's hard to get the ball and, if you are at the frito line or out, you are supposed to give up on the board and start running down court on the break.  Sully never could run without producing a Richter warning from USGS.

The rumor was that he was in negotiation with the Brooklyn Nyets.  They ended up going with Tyler Zeller instead.  That says it all. Rolling Eyes


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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 pm

This is sad. This kid had talent, just not the willpower to fight his problems and get his body in shape. Hopefully something good will come of this and he will be back in the NBA in a year.

What's up with Gerald Greeen? is he back overseas too??
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Post by kdp59 on Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:42 pm

BBIQ?

is that barbecue IQ, in Sullys' case?
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Re: Jared Sullinger signs a contract to play in China, per report

Post by dboss on Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:27 pm

The cold facts are that his potential equals the red flags that were flying when Danny drafted him.

There is not one single thing about where he is today that surprises me or should surprise anyone else.  

He came with a bad back structured into a blow up doll that was too heavy to make the weight limit on flights to road games.  They should have charged him an extra baggage fee on day one.

The button line is that he has a job and has a chance for his own statue resembling Buddha!

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