PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Here what Sully has to say:
I've had the conversation about who Sullinger compares to as a player with many different friends and I've always said he's a poor mans Kevin Love. If you look at the numbers they put up in college, there are some eery similarities. I say "poor mans" Kevin Love just because Sullinger isn't as big as Love and he doesn't have (nor do I ever see him getting) that perimeter game that Love has.
If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target
I don't know. I understand the whole 'poor mans....'thing but Kevin Love is one of the elite players in the NBA. Without his height and perimeter game, I don't think you can draw any comparison to love, poor man or otherwise. DeJuan Blair is the player Sully looks like to me. He has to pack on the pounds but he'll need to play that game. Not quite tall enough to be a 4 or 5 but not fast enough to be a 3. i think Sully can be a good NBA player but he's going to be drafted too high. He'll settle on a roster and be a good big off the bench. If I'm wrong, I'll be happy but he just doesn't scream "NBA BIG!" to me.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
Not tall enough for a 4? He's definitely not tall enough for a 5, and will struggle with some of the elite defensive 4's in the NBA, but otherwise he's fine there, as far as height. Plus, we've seen from many, many players that height doesn't necessarily matter that much if you have good feet, are a technician in the post, or expand your mid-range game. Sully is still 6'9 in shoes...
"What we do in life echoes in eternity"
I just think Jared gets sold short by a lot of people. All you ever hear is "you know what you're getting" with him, or he "doesn't have much upside but will contribute." I've heard that multiple times when looking at draft projections and they highlight what the scouts are saying about Sully.
Who says he can't get better? Who says he can't improve his body even a little more? The guy has great footwork in the post, he is a willing and able passer, has great form on his shot, is a bulldog on the glass, and shows the ability and willingness to handle the ball and even improve on that. Plus, he's a winner. He makes big shots and big plays when his team needs them.
I'm not saying he's going to be a perennial All-Star. But, I do think the framework is there to build into something even more special. He has the tools. It's just time for him to get that professional coaching, expand his game, and put it all together.
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