By the sounds of it, Jared Sullinger is right on track.
After weeks of not being allowed to do much of anything following surgery, Sullinger's workouts increased in their frequency and intensity in May and June with all signs pointing towards him being healthy and ready to go once training camp starts. "I'm running a little bit, shooting a little bit, so I'm slowly getting back my form," Sullinger said.
The consistent story that seems to be coming out of Boston is that the surgery wasn't a surprise - it was just a matter of when, not if he would have it. They would have preferred waiting till the offseason, but it was better to do it when they did it for him. That was the primary reason he slid in the draft and it sounds like the issue has now been dealt with and he can get back to developing into a very good basketball player.
It sounds like he's been spending a lot of time in Waltham as well, which seems to be a good sign.
"We've had a few guys up here in the gym already," Danny Ainge, Celtics president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com as he watched a recent workout by Sullinger. "But Jared has been in here a lot, working hard. It's great to see. We're looking forward to him getting back out there, healthy, helping us win."
Sully is one of the guys that represents the future face of the franchise. Young, promising, full of hopes and dreams for the future. He has the added benefit of getting to go through a season (albeit a shortened one) around Doc and the Hall of Famers. It is too bad he wasn't able to taste playoff action on the court, but hopefully there will be time for that sooner or later.
Looking forward to seeing this guy develop under Stevens and alongside Rondo. His high IQ should serve him very well here.