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Open topic: Should the Celtics bring back Jared Sullinger?

I mean, he does rebound.

NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics need a rebounding big man to add to their rotation. They used to have one in their rotation in Jared Sullinger. Last season they elected to let him walk for nothing and he signed with the Toronto Raptors.

At the time it looked like a bargain deal for the Raptors since they got him for just $6M for 1 year. In fact, Tyler Zeller signed for more money ($8M per) despite the fact that Sullinger put up better counting stats.

As it turned out, Sullinger broke his foot in preseason, played only 11 games for Toronto, got traded at the deadline to the Suns, and was then released. Reports indicated that (once again) there were issues with his conditioning and he was unable to find a new team to sign on with down the stretch of the regular season.

All of which might make Sullinger a guy that the Celtics could get for cheap. Perhaps even a veteran minimum contract where he’d be seeking to rejuvenate his career. And what better place than where he played his best basketball?

Best case: He accepts his role as rebounder and occasional scorer and doesn’t force up too many 3 pointers. He knows Brad Stevens’ system and could prove useful in the rotation.

Worst case: He simply doesn’t work out (again) and takes valuable time away from other players.

So what do you say? Sully round 2?


Should the Celtics bring back Jared Sullinger?

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