Raptors Press Conference: Jared Sullinger - July 14, 2016
Raptors Sign Jared Sullinger
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed free-agent forward Jared Sullinger. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are delighted that Jared chose to join the Raptors,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “He provides us with another experienced front court player that can rebound and score.”
Sullinger, 6-foot-9, 260 pounds, averaged 10.3 points, a career-high 8.3 rebounds and 23.6 minutes in a career-best 81 games with Boston last season. He holds career averages of 11.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 24.9 minutes in 258 games, all with the Celtics. In the playoffs, Sullinger has averaged 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 16.1 minutes in 10 contests.
Sullinger was drafted 21st overall by Boston in the 2012 NBA Draft. He averaged a career-high 13.3 points with 8.1 rebounds and a career-high 56 made three-pointers in 74 games during the 2013-14 campaign. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played February 3-9, 2014 after averaging 20.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, including a career-best 31 points February 7 vs. Sacramento. Sullinger was also selected to participate in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. In 2014-15, he matched his career-high averaging 13.3 points in 58 games while connecting on 52 three-pointers.
Prior to the NBA, Sullinger played two seasons at Ohio State and helped the Buckeyes reach the 2012 Final Four. The Columbus, Ohio native averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds during his first season at Ohio State and was named the 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.