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Jared Sullinger - PF, 6'9, 260
Free agent - Last played with Phoenix (2017)
       Date of birth: 03/04/1992
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 21st pick, 2012
     Out of: Ohio State
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

2012 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 21st overall by Boston.
2nd July, 2012 NBA Signed four year, $6,366,420 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
29th October, 2013 NBA Boston exercised 2014/15 team option.
29th October, 2014 NBA Boston exercised 2015/16 team option.
13th July, 2016 NBA Signed a one year, $5,628,000 contract with Toronto.
28th January, 2017 D-League Assigned by Toronto to Raptors 905 of the D-League.
29th January, 2017 D-League Recalled by Toronto from Raptors 905 of the D-League.
10th February, 2017 D-League Assigned by Toronto to Raptors 905 of the D-League.
12th February, 2017 D-League Recalled by Toronto from Raptors 905 of the D-League.
23rd February, 2017 NBA Traded by Toronto, along with a 2017 second round pick (#54, Alec Peters) and a 2018 second round pick, to Phoenix in exchange for P.J. Tucker.
24th February, 2017 NBA Waived by Phoenix.
When: Where:
2010 - 2012 Ohio State (NCAA)
June 2012 - June 2016 Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2016 - February 2017 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
February 2017 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 2: Eastern Region

Ohio State lost their best player to the NBA, and came back better than ever. Their freshman crop of Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas has been perhaps the best freshman crop in the nation, and the returning David Lighty, William Buford, Jon Diebler and Dallas Lauderdale have all improved. The Buckeyes only go 7 deep, save for the occasional guest jumpshooter spot by fellow freshman Jordan Siebert, but they only need to go 7 deep. They could probably do it with only 5. They could probably even do it with only 4.

[...] But the unquestioned leader of the bunch is Sullinger, the most skilled big man in the country. Sullinger has size, good agility for that size, strength, great hands and a high IQ. He can go left or right in the post, make shots with either hands, and has a knack for catching lobs. He creates in post isolation, gets open without the ball, does his work early, tries hard on every [offensive] possession, rebounds prolifically, is a good passer, good post defender and reasonable perimeter/help defender, who welcomes contact, finishes through contact, handles well for a big man, hits his foul shots, and even has a bit of a jumpshot on the go. He is everything Marcus Fizer should have been, but never was. He is Marcus Fizer with the discipline to play like a power forward. And of course, this is meant as high praise.

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   2012 NBA Draft Diary

[...] The intro show deals almost exclusively with Davis, although a fleeting run-down of the other lottery picks is given. One storyline given a bit of focus is the plummeting draft stocks of both Perry Jones III and Jared Sullinger, both projected high lottery picks last year who returned to school, only to have injury red flags completely kill their draft stock this year. Action is thrown over to Andy Katz, who explains that Sullinger is red flagged due to "bulging dicks."


Pick 21: Boston are now on the clock. Jeff Van Gundy, who has been very limited in the last few picks, now gets something in his wheelhouse - an analysis of the future of a decent NBA team. He is nonetheless overshadowed by Broussard, who does the same thing, but basically it exclusively off of what he has been told by others. It is starting to grate.

Boston makes a great value and highly popular pick in Jared Sullinger, whose slump is finally ended. Jay Bilas describes him an way that makes him sound more Brian Scalabrine than Marcus Fizer, neither of which is the ideal prognosis. Glen Davis is a better comparison, which Bilas also brings up, taking care to point out that Sullinger is actually better than Baby. That, ultimately, will be determined by his back.

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