Concerns over Sullinger's back have caused angst among NBA general managers.
According to Ford:
I'm not sure when the bleeding will end for Sullinger...But since the Celtics have two picks, they can afford to take the risk here. It will be a good one. Sullinger can play and he may be the best low-post scorer in the game.
Sullinger missed two games last season with back problems. He averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds for Ohio State and helped lead the team to a Final Four appearance.
Both Sullinger's father and agent dismissed concerns over his back.