Danny Ainge: Jared Sullinger didn't meet conditioning goals
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on the Toucher and Rich Show that forward Jared Sullinger was the only member of the team who didn't reach his conditioning goals this season, Brian Robb of Celtics Hub reports.
Sullinger, who turns 23 next week, is out for the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. In 51 games this season, he averaged 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.
Despite setting a career high in scoring this season, Ainge said his power forward needs to be in better shape next season.
On Wednesday, Sullinger also said that he needs to improve his conditioning for next season, CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.
“Change the physique,” Sullinger said. “Change the way I look, that’s the biggest thing. We’re gonna find ways to get me in the best shape as possible."
The Celtics are 22-33 this season and the No. 12 seed in the Eastern Conference.
- Josh Sanchez