Celtics’ Sullinger Getting Into Game Shape
The Boston Celtics’ best player this preseason might just be the one in the worst shape. At least in that player’s opinion.
Jared Sullinger said he hasn’t stepped on a scale since mid-September, not wanting to let three numbers dictate the progress he’s making as he tries to whip his body into shape after nearly six months of inactivity following back surgery in February.
Fortunately for Sullinger, all the readily available numbers that he’s posted on the court thus far have been supremely flattering. Through four preseason games, Sullinger is averaging team bests at 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. What’s more, after finishing a plus-23 during Saturday’s 111-81 thrashing of the New York Knicks at the Verizon Wireless Arena, Sullinger is now a glossy plus-31 through four games (not bad for a team that’s 1-3).