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Fallout from Sullinger's surgery

2/1/2013

The hits just keep on coming for the Boston Celtics: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that rookie Jared Sullinger needs back surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Obviously, this is another huge blow to the C's, who just lost Rajon Rondo to a torn ACL over the weekend.

 

Jeff Green figures to see an increased role now that Sullinger is out. Unfortunately, Green has never been much of a fantasy threat, because he contributes little more than points when it comes to statistics. As for the Celtics, this may be more fodder for them to blow their roster up before the trade deadline if the right trade(s) come along. Basically, everyone on their roster is up for auction at this point.

Sullinger fell all the way to the Celtics with the 21st pick in June in large part due to concerns about his back. The fact that he failed to even make it to the All-Star break of his rookie campaign before requiring season-ending surgery implies that those concerns were legitimate and that his back may well be an ongoing issue for the remainder of his career.