Last week a report surfaced that Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger received a medical red flag during NBA Draft preparation. The issue is Sullinger's back and it has caused him to plummet in the eyes of the media.
As a result, Sullinger was not invited by the NBA to attend the draft in New Jersey on Thursday. Here is Sullinger's reaction:
I guess I got another ladder to climb. It's nothing new same ole SULLY— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) June 25, 2012
ESPN.com NBA Draft guru Chad Ford said that Sullinger likely won't slide out of the first round, but teams in the top 10 are wary. In his latest mock draft, Ford has Sullinger dropping to No. 19 to the Orlando Magic.
Before the injury concerns popped up, Sullinger was frequently mocked in the top 10 picks. Sullinger had a pre-draft workout scheduled with the Cavaliers, ESPN reports, but his family canceled it because it's unlikely they'd take him No. 4 overall.