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Jared Sullinger headed to Toronto Raptors

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Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger leaps to try to block a shot from Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez in the first half at Barclays Center in New York City on November 22, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger leaps to try to block a shot from Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez in the first half at Barclays Center in New York City on November 22, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Less than 24 hours after becoming an unrestricted free agent, former Boston forward Jared Sullinger has found a new home in Toronto.

ESPN was the first to report that the Raptors and the 24-year-old power forward had struck a deal said to be in the $6 million range.

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Sullinger started 73 games last season for the Celtics. He averaged 10.3 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game while averaging just 23.6 minutes per game.

The Celtics added Atlanta center Al Horford and rescinded Sullinger's $4.4 million contract to clear up salary space.

Sullinger has had to deal with a balky back in his career, which has limited his time on the court.

The Raptors were in the market for another frontcourt player after watching Bismack Biyombo leave Toronto for Orlando in free agency.

Sullinger earned $2.3 million last season.

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