Boston Celtics rumors state that the team suspended Jared Sullinger for the season opener. By the Celtics suspending Sullinger, the team has an even tougher task when it comes to beating the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday (Oct. 30). According to a report from Tuesday (Oct. 29), the team felt that his domestic violence altercation in August warranted sitting out at least one game.
The case against him ended up getting dismissed by the courts, but team president Danny Ainge felt that the team should still take action. He stated that, "While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees." It's certainly an understandable move that could get the young player back on the right track.
During his rookie season Jared Sullinger averaged 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. His numbers were getting better until he got hurt in January and missed the remainder of the season. Offseason Boston Celtics rumors stated that he was looking really good in practice this year and the preseason showed that his shooting range may have improved as well. Now the team just needs to get him back on the floor, especially because Rajon Rondo is still out recovering from surgery.
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