Celtics Renounce QO For Jared Sullinger

The Celtics have decided to renounce their $4,433,683 qualifying offer for Jared Sullinger, tweets Kevin O’Connor of SB Nation. The news first appeared on the NBA’s transaction wire, and a source confirmed it to O’Connor.

The move, which also affects Sullinger’s exception rights, means he will go from being a restricted free agent to an unrestricted one. Boston had limited playing time to offer the 6’9″ power forward after signing Al Horford in free agency and allowing Amir Johnson‘s $12MM deal to become guaranteed for next season.

Sources at summer league games told A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE that the market has slowed considerably for restricted free agent big men. Teams are reluctant to tie up their cap space for three days while waiting to see if the player’s team will match an offer.

It is uncertain whether the Celtics’ move will help Sullinger get an offer more quickly. He started 73 games for Boston last season and was the team’s leading rebounder with 8.3 per night, but he has faced questions about his conditioning throughout his four years in the NBA.

Leave a Reply

3 Comments on "Celtics Renounce QO For Jared Sullinger"

Notify of
avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Connorsoxfan
Member
Connorsoxfan
2 months 16 days ago

Is this a favor for Sully or do they need the cap room?

Joe Komar
Guest
Joe Komar
2 months 16 days ago

Favor.. wolves could use him

formerlyz
Member
formerlyz
2 months 16 days ago

Called this one before the Durant decision came down. Makes sense

wpDiscuz

Get the hottest NBA news and rumors before anyone else! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated: