12.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 51.3 percent shooting
These numbers may be the most interesting to watch this season.
Jared Sullinger got a lot of credit for posting six points and 5.9 rebounds in 45 games last season. Now that he is back and healthy, we'll see if a leap in minutes from his 19.8 in 2012-13, will result in a production boom as well.
I'm giving Sullinger a lot of credit with 12.4 points per game, even if it may not seem that way. That is more than double his production as a rookie and he won't be getting double the minutes.
Sullinger's problem offensively is that he is undersized. He shot just 49.3 percent last season, which is slightly below where you want to be as a power forward. His size is going to prevent him from ever getting up into the high 50s, but if he can get crafty enough to score in the post without getting his shot blocked, 51 percent and 12 points per game are doable.
It certainly appears as though Sullinger will earn a starting role with the Celtics after serving his one-game suspension. Because of that confidence level Brad Stevens is showing, I'm also comfortable giving Sullinger 8.6 rebounds per game.
His size and athleticism, along with the load of power forwards on this roster, may keep his overall numbers limited, but this is a very strong sophomore campaign.