Cup of Joe. Jared Sullinger says he lost 20 pounds
Sullinger said he has lost 20 pounds since he was diagnosed with the stress fracture over the All-Star break through a combination of swimming, biking and dietary changes he intends to be permanent.
“I’ve made a lot of changes – as you all can probably see from this (loose-fitting) shirt,” he said. “When you make a lot of changes, you feel better about yourself, you feel better about your self-esteem. As time goes on, it’s only going to be a better Jared when it comes to off the court, on the court, everything.”
It's nice to see Jared backing up his words with actual action. In his tenure with the Celtics, Sully's had a history of saying the right things but seemingly continuing with bad habits. It appears as if this setback has been a bit of a wakeup call for him, and here's to hoping he can maintain his new habits.
Sullinger has now played in 2 games after missing the previous 22. In that time he's played just 3 and 12 minutes, and has yet to score a point. Though he was able to secure 7 rebounds in his second game back.
To me, the early return from a foot injury is a little unsettling. As we've seen recently with Kevin Durant, and plenty of other cases, the foot can be a tricky thing. A doctor I am not, but it just seems like you're better off playing it safe and giving the foot extra time to return.
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Vintage WTHHT: What the Hell Happened to.. Zaid Abdul-Aziz
When I was growing up, I loved stats. I loved reading stats of all basketball players. In acclimating myself with the Celtics' history, I had remembered stumbling upon a guy who had played for the Celtics in the 70s. His name stuck out for its uniqueness as well as appearing really high alphabetically on the list of guys who had played for the Celtics. Recently while considering who to research, I remembered him. So this week in WTHHT, we go as far back as we've gone to this point, in remembering a former Iowa State Hawkeye who played 2 games for the Celtics in the 1977-78 season. His original name was Don Smith and midway through his NBA career, he changed it to Zaid Abdul-Aziz.