"Best I ever felt, and hopefully that carries on throughout the season," Sullinger said. "Everybody says they want to be somewhere, but it’s always a couple weeks late. I have the whole preseason and training camp to get to where I need to in order to play the extended minutes I plan for myself to get. I just gotta keep working."
Coach Brad Stevens agreed Sullinger appears to be in better shape, but added he still can improve his conditioning.
"I think he’s in better shape than he was when he got here, certainly, at the start of last year, and really through most of the year. But it’s still about getting in better shape," Stevens said.
Green appeared in all 82 games last season for the Celtics, averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 boards and 1.7 assists per outing. Wallace was limited to 58 games in 2013-14 and averaged only 5.1 points in 24.4 minutes per game.
Sullinger, Bayless and Humphries ended up missing the final three games of the season due to his injury, while Rondo sat out three of the final four.
Humphries has been bothered by right knee soreness, which has now kept him out four of the past five games. He underwent an MRI, which didn't reveal structural damage. Sullinger is nursing a right ankle sprain which remains swollen. The team will take a cautious approach with Sullinger for the final week of the season. Bayless did not travel with the team in order to receive treatment on his hyper-extended right knee. He has now missed back-to-back games.
The Celtics will close out the season Wednesday at home against Washington.
With just two games left on the schedule, it is not known whether any of this trio is expected to remain on the sidelines through the final game. The Celtics' penultimate game is set for Monday against the 76ers.
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