“Honestly, I don’t have any back problems, but it is what it is,” Sullinger said. “I’m just playing basketball now. I finally have a job, and now it’s time to take the next step and get ready to play.
Originally projected as a top 10 pick in this year’s draft before being red-flagged, Sullinger described the adversity of falling to No. 21 overall as reflective of his path in basketball up to this point.
“If you consider me landing to the Boston Celtics a drop, then I’d do it all over again, without a hesitation,” Sullinger said. “I mean, honestly, it’s been like that all my life. When I was younger, everybody said I was too big. Going into high school, they said I wouldn’t be able to play that fast, going into college, I wouldn’t be able to keep up. It’s just the way I live my life, obviously, so I’m just ready to get started.”
“I want to learn from him (KG),” Melo said. “He’s an energy guy. I have a lot of energy for the game, too. So, with my passion and his passion for the game, I think we’re going to do great things.”
Jared Sullinger sounds like a guy with a chip on his shoulder. I hope he plays like one. That mentality has worked fairly well for Paul Pierce.
Fab Melo wants us to know he’s flexible, coachable and willing to learn.
Kris Joseph said… do we really care what a 2nd round pick who won’t make the team has to say?
Danny Ainge said, yet again, that signing Ray Allen remains a priority. It looks like the Celtics have the best offer on the table.