Jared Sullinger Re-Signs With Shenzhen Leopards of Chinese Basketball Association, Per Report

By James Grega on August 6, 2018 at 10:35 am
Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger once again put together a solid performance in The Basketball Tournament this summer, but has yet to field another NBA contract. 

According to Sportando, the former Ohio State big man is heading back overseas to play his second season for the Shenzhen Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association, re-signing with the team Monday. 

In his first season with the Leopards in 2017-18, Sullinger averaged 30.1 points and 16.6 rebounds per game, leading the league in boards. 

Sullinger has not played in an NBA game since the 2016-17 NBA season when he appeared in 11 games for the Toronto Raptors. He was later traded to and waived by the Phoenix Suns in February of 2017. 

Sullinger has played for Ohio State alumni team Scarlet and Gray in The Basketball Tournament in each of the last two summers in an effort to try and catch the eye of NBA teams. Last season the Brooklyn Nets attended one of the games, but never offered Sullinger a contract. This summer, Sullinger posted a 28 point, 20 rebound performance in the second round of the tournament, but still failed to gain much interest from NBA teams. 

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