Jared Sullinger would not comment on his pending domestic violence case, but he did shed some insight into his health during Media Day:
“Not close,” Sullinger said of his return to competitive basketball. “Being out for six months of not playing basketball is really tough. It’s been a long year for me, from playing to back surgery, just trying to get healthy from there. Everything looks perfect as of now, but still got a lot of work to do.”
Sullinger said he had no limitations on the court, that he can play at full speed, and that he’s able to take charges and do anything else he could before.
“As of right now it’s just getting in the best shape possible,” said Sullinger. “I just think it’s time, with training camp, practicing every day. Only time can tell.”
The good news is he’s healthy. The bad news is he’s out of shape.
Let’s hope he can fix that during training camp.
Danny Ainge said the team has yet to decide if Sullinger will face discipline for his arrest.
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