Jared Sullinger to Raptors: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

July 11th, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

Coming off his best season as a professional, veteran forward Jared Sullinger is set to cash in on a new one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported the deal is worth approximately $6 million, while Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reported the Raptors used the midlevel exception of $5.6 million to sign Sullinger.

The power forward tweeted he was headed to Toronto on Monday before thanking the city of Boston:

After battling injuries in his first three NBA seasons, Sullinger played in a career-high 81 games in 2015-16 with the Boston Celtics. His scoring average did drop from 13.3 points per game the previous two years to 10.3 last season, but he set a new high-water mark in rebounding (8.3) and tied his career best with 2.3 assists.

Despite the numbers Sullinger put up, there were lingering concerns about his long-term viability. NESN.com's Darren Hartwell pondered whether the Celtics should re-sign him:

Sullinger shook off preseason concerns about his weight to deliver a solid 2015-16 campaign, solidifying ...

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