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I'm talking about 10 pounds per offseason. 3 years from now (when he's 26 years old) he'd be 30 pounds lighter (from 280-290 to 250-260). How much do you need him to lose?
Intermittent aerobics for a total of 20 minutes a night for 3 nights a week is hardly anything, and much less than the average "fit" or "in shape" person does.
And we're not exactly talking anything more than light aerobics here (don't compare his activity on the court to IT). Less than half of the game is spent running up/down the court, and much of that time "running up the court" is really either jogging or walking up the court. The clock runs after scored baskets, eating up several minutes that you're in the game. And there's lots of standing around in the half court, not to mention tons of breaks due to fouls/fts/out of bounds/time outs/turnovers/replay reviews/commercials/end of periods/etc.
Eating disorder/thyroid problem isn't the only explanation.
You could just be seeing what every person with a slower than average metabolism has to deal with.
I imagine Sullinger eats relatively close to what the average PF/C with significant muscle mass eats in the NBA (2750-3500 calories). For someone who probably doesn't do much, if any, physical activity outside of games and practice so as to remain as fresh as possible for games, it's not hard to see why he's maintaining his weight. I think that lack of activity is normal among most players due to the grueling schedules and physicality of games.
And remember, just because he's not losing weight by being forced to run hard and often, that doesn't mean he's not getting in "better shape." (speed, quickness, agility, stamina, vertical, lateral, explosiveness, etc.)