Jared Sullinger Nearing Deal Overseas

Free agent power forward Jared Sullinger is on the brink of signing with the Shenzhen Aviators of the Chinese Basketball Association, per Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.

Sullinger, 29, is 6-foot-9 and spent last season with South Korean club Anyang, averaging 27 points and 12.2 rebounds, Carchia relayed.

Jared Sullinger

Prior to signing in South Korea, Sullinger had not played since the 2018-19 season, when he also played with Shenzhen.

He was originally was drafted by the Celtics with the 21st overall pick in the 2012 draft following a successful career at Ohio State. But back issues have plagued Sullinger for most of his pro career.

After four years with the Celtics, Sullinger played his most-recent NBA season with the Raptors in 2016-17. He carries NBA career averages of 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds.

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