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Celtics’ Jared Sullinger signs one-year deal with the Raptors, per report

The former Buckeye is headed to the team the Cavs beat in the Eastern Conference finals.

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A week after tweeting that “change is coming”, former Ohio State star Jared Sullinger appears to be headed north of the border to continue his professional basketball playing.

As first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sullinger is expected to sign a one-year deal worth $6 million with the defending Eastern Conference runners up, the Toronto Raptors.

Sullinger, a Columbus native, had spent his entire four year NBA career with the Boston Celtics. He started 77% of the C’s past three seasons of games but with the addition of Al Horford, became expendable. Sullinger joins fellow former Buckeye Evan Turner in departing Brad Stevens’ side.

At the end of Sullinger’s rookie season, he was arrested for domestic violence. While the victim attempted to drop the charges and later refused to testify in court, prosecutors still pushed to convict Sullinger. The charges were later dismissed.