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Raptors Sign Jared Sullinger

JULY 14, 10:13am: The Raptors have officially confirmed their deal with Sullinger (Twitter link).John Geliebter/USA TODAY Sports Images

JULY 11, 1:52pm: It appears Jared Sullinger will remain in the Atlantic Division, with the big man tweeting out that he intends to join the Raptors. It will be a one-year deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reports (via Twitter). The arrangement is worth approximately $6MM, Marc Stein of tweets.

The Celtics renounced their $4,433,683 qualifying offer to Sullinger on Sunday, making him an unrestricted free agent. 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. Sullinger met with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri on Sunday, Wojnarowski notes, which apparently went well, given the two sides struck a deal today.

Sullinger, 24, spent four years in Boston after the Celtics made him the No. 21 overall pick on the 2012 NBA Draft. He appeared in 81 games this past season, including 73 tip-offs as a starter, averaging 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 23.6 minutes per outing. The forward had a shooting line of .435/.282/.640.

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5 thoughts on “Raptors Sign Jared Sullinger

  1. Connorsoxfan

    There’s some good news for the Celtics, not only is he gone, but he gets to drag down Toronto! Around Boston he’s known for not putting in effort and he’s pretty uncoachable. He doesn’t want to put in the work to get himself into shape, and it shows.

    • osonvs

      Funny… They said the same about Kyle Lowry. :P

      • Connorsoxfan

        True. But Sullinger has less skill than Lowry, so Lowry can not try, and just be average. Sullinger doesn’t try, and he’s not average.

  2. GoPackGo23

    Yes he needs to get into better shape but 10.3 and 8.3 per 24 minutes a game is worth about 10-12mill a year this offseason so for Toronto to get him for 6 is s solid add. Also, Lowry is a little better than average…

    • Connorsoxfan

      I know, he just made a point about how they say Lowry didn’t try. I was saying when Lowry puts in no effort, he is still average. But Lowry always puts in some effort. When Sullinger puts in no effort, he’s far below average.

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