Boston big man Jared Sullinger had a nice sophomore season averaging 13.3 ppg and 8.1 rpg in 27.6 minutes per contest. But the 2013-14 season is over and now is the time to look forward.
Sully's improved play has made him the best player asset Boston has after All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. This mean's Sullinger's name is sure to crop up in the multitude of rumors set to be floated over the summer.
Is Boston GM Danny Ainge planning on building around Sullinger or not? Will he be dealt with a package of draft picks for a veteran star? If the Celtics get a less-than-ideal pick in the lottery, do they grab one of the several quality rookie bigs sure to be around when they pick? If so, what does that mean for Sully?
So many questions. Fortunately Sullinger says he isn't worrying about any of them.
From Jay King at MassLive.com:
“No. That’s (president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s) job. That’s not my job,” Sullinger said. “My job is to put the (basketball) in the hole and stop my man from scoring the basketball. I have nothing to do with the management moves.”
Of course he's right and this is the frame of mind he has to have. But one has to wonder if in the back of his mind he's wondering if he's played his last game in green. Love him or hate him, Sullinger is a player with real value for the Celtics. Whether that means value on the court or as a trade chip, only time will tell.
@ericblaisdell13 Eric Blaisdell 4/24/2014 08:01:00 PM Tweet