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Celtics not scared by Jared Sullinger’s back

The Celtics were reassured about selecting Jared Sullinger partly because of their relationship with his agent, David Falk. Sullinger had been projected to go higher, but his status changed in recent weeks because of a back injury.

“Jared had some health concerns, but we felt like the reward was worth the risk,” director of player personnel Austin Ainge said Thursday night. “If you’re picking toward the end of the first round everything’s not going to be perfect, but we feel like these guys were what we wanted and we’re really excited.”

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