The notion that the Celtics should lose on purpose in the hopes of potentially obtaining a top draft pick — a practice known as “tanking” — has been a subject of much discussion among the team’s fans this season.

But ever since the Celtics traded away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in the offseason, it has been Jared Sullinger who has led the “anti-tanking” charge, and the forward made perhaps his strongest remarks yet on the subject Monday.

“Lot of guys expect us to just like tank for [Jabari] Parker or [Andrew] Wiggins,” Sullinger said after practice.

“Y’all might as well throw that out the door. I don’t know why people keep talking about tanking. We got competitors around here, we’re not really like that.”