Jared Sullinger discussed the idea of tanking with HOOPSWORLD today and definitely isn't on board with the quest for Andrew Wiggins.
“You got to understand, with you being a Celtic you have Celtic pride,” Celtics second-year power forward Jared Sullinger said to HOOPSWORLD. “With Celtic pride we don’t tank. You have to bleed green or else you might as well get out of town.”
“We just have to play basketball, play hard and handle our business,” Sullinger said. “That’s it. Everyone is counting us out, talking about how we might tank. We’re competitors, we don’t care about that. We just want to win basketball games.
This is exactly what you want to hear from players. They need to have the mentality to give your all every single night. In youth leagues, high school and college basketball nothing good comes from losing. It's the silly system in the NBA where you get rewarded for losses. The Celtics could overachieve and win 40 games this season or they could "go young" and win only 20. The league rewards you much better if you win only 20. That's a decision for Danny to make. The players are going to give their all and you want that. I expect a big year out of Sully. JR 7/07/2013 03:10:00 PM Tweet Edit