The consensus is that Sullinger will enter the draft after this year. However, his stock has plunged a bit this year after some disappointing performances. The latest ESPN mock draft has him falling to pick 13, whereas he was projected as a top 8 pick had he entered the draft last year. When I watch him, I see a kid whose game (at this time) does not translate well to the next level. He simply is not tall enough to play the 5 (height has given him problems all year. See Leonard, Meyers.) and is not athletic enough to play the 4. I really think his game could use some refining for one more year at the collegiate level where he could further develop a perimeter game and improve his conditioning.
Also, many believe Thomas is likely to enter the draft. I believe he projects much better as a pro than Sullinger. He's the prototypical NBA swingman who can score in bunches. Plus, he's a superb rebounder when he shows the desire to do so (generally on the offensive end.) His defensive deficiencies will be less- pronounced at the next level, where defensive disasters like Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Martin have thrived.
I'm curious as to the thoughts of others on whether or not these 2 guys will forgo next year. I'm equally curious as to how others believe we project as a team if we lose Buford, Sullinger, and Thomas. Matta currently has zero recruits for next year. It's quite possible that we stay at that goose egg if we lose out on Tony Parker (who would alleviate the loss of Sullinger.)