Raptors, Jared Sullinger agree to deal
Free-agent forward Jared Sullinger and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a one-year deal worth around $6 million, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Sullinger announced on Twitter that he would be joining the team.
Sullinger, 24, became an unrestricted free agent earlier in the week after his qualifying offer from the Celtics was rescinded.
A first-round pick of Boston in the 2012 draft, the forward averaged 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 81 games last season.
At 6’9”, Sullinger will likely provide depth behind Jonas Valanciunas after the Raptors lost center Bismack Biyombo to the Magic earlier in free agency.
The bigman will also join star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, whom the Raptors were able to re-sign to a five-year, $139 million deal last week.
– Kenny Ducey