DATELINE: Return of Jelly O’Sully
With the departure of Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have a gaping hole in their conundrum syndrome.
Enter Jared Sullinger.
While not as Garboesque as Rondo, he is proving that he can be Rondoesque. The affable, social, friendly Sullinger will talk to the media—or anyone else who waylays him on the way to a game.
As consequence, he was the Late Mr. Sullinger for two games in one week. This resulted in the team benching him from the starting lineup. Coach Brad Stevens may have thought he was done with Advil moments when #9 hit the road, but think again.
Sullinger plays hot and cold. Gosh, does that remind you of anyone recently traded to Dallas?
And now the media is circling Jared Sullinger like he is the reincarnation of Rondo Past.
Who can blame the insider contingent? There is little precious to write about the Celtics nowadays.
Sullinger’s better half, Kelly Olynyk, seems injury prone this season and the tandem has not been on the floor together nearly as much as fate would allow. Once we have the exciting combo of Jelly O’Sully back in form, we know we are on the way to another championship (when Danny Ainge cashes in all those draft chips).
Olynyk may be a good partner for Sullinger now that Phil Pressey has been sent to the gulag in Maine. He needs a new number one go-to-supper on the road pal.
Sullinger could do worse than befriend Kelly who often calls his teammate “Mr. Hard Foul in Practice.”