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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2013, 11:47:43 AM »
What in the world could possibly make you think Sullinger will lead the league in rebounding?  You can say he's a good rebounder, but please come back to Earth.  Way too much hyperbole for me.

The day Sullinger shows the skill that Ben Wallace, Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley, and Bill Russell did you can try again.  That's how elite you have to be to even come close to leading the league in rebounding from 6'8"ish (and I think you know Sullinger will never be even 1/4th as athletic as those guys).  Can you name anyone else?
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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 12:02:03 PM »
What in the world could possibly make you think Sullinger will lead the league in rebounding?  You can say he's a good rebounder, but please come back to Earth.  Way too much hyperbole for me.

The day Sullinger shows the skill that Ben Wallace, Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley, and Bill Russell did you can try again.  That's how elite you have to be to even come close to leading the league in rebounding from 6'8"ish (and I think you know Sullinger will never be even 1/4th as athletic as those guys).  Can you name anyone else?

Kevin Love lead the league in rebounding two years ago.
Zach Randolph second in the league this year.
Reggie Evans has the top rebounding percentage in the league. 
Nicola Vucevic just grabbed 29 rebounds in one game.
It's premature to think that Sullinger will lead the league in rebounding, but there have been plenty of people with his size and athleticism who have been great rebounders. 
Elton Brand, Carlos Boozer, David West, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap etc. have all put up impressive rebounding numbers at one point or another.
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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 12:05:13 PM »
I don't think Sully will ever lead the league in rebounding in the C's system.  And that't not a bad thing.  He plays a lot more defense already, than a lot of the guys who just attack the boards. 

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 12:17:28 PM »
But who wants Bass? What a mistake it was to trade big baby for him.

Sully and Davis while both a little undersized upfront in terms of length would of been two wicked pieces for our front court. Would of been a very smart duo out there

I remember MANY here thought we got a steal when we traded bass for baby. I for one wasn't convinced then and even less convinced now. Bass is a one trick pony. If that elbow J isnt falling he's useless. He's looking worse and worse every game. At least baby hustles, took charges, grabbed rebounds and really could score. His issue was that he pouted. He would have outgrown that. I want bass outta here on the next thing smoking IF we can include him in any trades. Sully IS Da Man!
It was a steal. It might have been a good idea to try and sign & trade him once they drafted Sullinger and decided to resign green. Or it might have made sense to just let him walk.

But they traded an expired BBD demanding a contract that Boston wouldn't give. They traded him for an expiring Bass who ended up in the starting lineup and key part of a playoff run that was very close to another finals appearance.

What they did after Bass expired, doesn't change the steal part. (And that's a pretty good contract they have on Bass. He very well may be a key asset in a trade, or be the asset that allows them to trade Sully.)

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2013, 12:38:17 PM »
Sully and this season is reminding me of 06-07 Big Al.

I'm tuning in, expecting to lose, but most interested to see if Sully can get a double double lol

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 12:43:50 PM »
I hope I am wrong but looking at his rookie stats he doesn't project as a 20/10 or all star guy folks.   I want to be wrong on this but I think there is a lot of hometown bias on this thread.   His stats are barely better than Glen Davis as a rookie.

I think he does have a place in the league.   Cream always rises but I think some of these projections are homerists at best and delusional at the least.   

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 12:48:40 PM »
He is improving. I like the way he's contributing and I hope it's a steady improvement.

I'm not asking for a 20/10 guy (although him being one would be fantastic), but if he could give us 14 ppg, 6-7 rebs, a block on 50% shooting, solid effort and defense I'd be so happy.

Also, I want him to grow, maybe 2 inches more? I mean the man can dream right? Paul George grew, here's hoping he does as well. I mean if he's 6'11", he'll be VERY useful.
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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 12:51:11 PM »
I hope I am wrong but looking at his rookie stats he doesn't project as a 20/10 or all star guy folks.   I want to be wrong on this but I think there is a lot of hometown bias on this thread.   His stats are barely better than Glen Davis as a rookie.

I think he does have a place in the league.   Cream always rises but I think some of these projections are homerists at best and delusional at the least.

I think he's guarensheeeed to be better than Davis. His post game alone should do that. I think his stats would be better if we started giving him post ups instead of Bass(turn around jumper) and Green(right handed dead down flip shot). I die a little inside everytime they are in the post.

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013, 12:53:03 PM »
He is improving. I like the way he's contributing and I hope it's a steady improvement.

I'm not asking for a 20/10 guy (although him being one would be fantastic), but if he could give us 14 ppg, 6-7 rebs, a block on 50% shooting, solid effort and defense I'd be so happy.

Also, I want him to grow, maybe 2 inches more? I mean the man can dream right? Paul George grew, here's hoping he does as well. I mean if he's 6'11", he'll be VERY useful.

LOL, yea, why not? Let's keep feeding him and maybe he will grow!

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2013, 12:57:28 PM »
Cream always rises but I think some of these projections are homerists at best and delusional at the least.

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2013, 12:59:19 PM »
He is improving. I like the way he's contributing and I hope it's a steady improvement.

I'm not asking for a 20/10 guy (although him being one would be fantastic), but if he could give us 14 ppg, 6-7 rebs, a block on 50% shooting, solid effort and defense I'd be so happy.

Also, I want him to grow, maybe 2 inches more? I mean the man can dream right? Paul George grew, here's hoping he does as well. I mean if he's 6'11", he'll be VERY useful.

LOL, yea, why not? Let's keep feeding him and maybe he will grow!

There's this thing called Cherifer in the Philippines. I'd be happy to order him some if it will work, and not a banned substance.

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2013, 01:01:27 PM »
He is improving. I like the way he's contributing and I hope it's a steady improvement.

I'm not asking for a 20/10 guy (although him being one would be fantastic), but if he could give us 14 ppg, 6-7 rebs, a block on 50% shooting, solid effort and defense I'd be so happy.

Also, I want him to grow, maybe 2 inches more? I mean the man can dream right? Paul George grew, here's hoping he does as well. I mean if he's 6'11", he'll be VERY useful.

LOL, yea, why not? Let's keep feeding him and maybe he will grow!

There's this thing called Cherifer in the Philippines. I'd be happy to order him some if it will work, and not a banned substance.

http://www.cherifer.ph/

I'll chip in too. Maybe we can ask Bird what the Pacers gave to Paul George.

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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2013, 01:05:14 PM »
What in the world could possibly make you think Sullinger will lead the league in rebounding?  You can say he's a good rebounder, but please come back to Earth.  Way too much hyperbole for me.

The day Sullinger shows the skill that Ben Wallace, Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley, and Bill Russell did you can try again.  That's how elite you have to be to even come close to leading the league in rebounding from 6'8"ish (and I think you know Sullinger will never be even 1/4th as athletic as those guys).  Can you name anyone else?

Kevin Love lead the league in rebounding two years ago.
Zach Randolph second in the league this year.
Reggie Evans has the top rebounding percentage in the league. 
Nicola Vucevic just grabbed 29 rebounds in one game.
It's premature to think that Sullinger will lead the league in rebounding, but there have been plenty of people with his size and athleticism who have been great rebounders. 
Elton Brand, Carlos Boozer, David West, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap etc. have all put up impressive rebounding numbers at one point or another.

David "my man" Lee. C'mon now, talk about 6'9" not so athletic guy but rebounds the heck of the ball. I think technique brings some. But more importantly, the desire. If he really wants to rebound, he'll go after every miss, assume every shot is a miss and positions himself. Fight for it. I see David Lee do this every game and granted, he maybe a little more athletic than Sully, he's not as athletic as some guys he goes against but he'll end up with 10-12 boards a night.

I think Sully can be that rebounder, if he has the desire and with that the technique comes in as well.
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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2013, 01:07:07 PM »
He is improving. I like the way he's contributing and I hope it's a steady improvement.

I'm not asking for a 20/10 guy (although him being one would be fantastic), but if he could give us 14 ppg, 6-7 rebs, a block on 50% shooting, solid effort and defense I'd be so happy.

Also, I want him to grow, maybe 2 inches more? I mean the man can dream right? Paul George grew, here's hoping he does as well. I mean if he's 6'11", he'll be VERY useful.

LOL, yea, why not? Let's keep feeding him and maybe he will grow!

There's this thing called Cherifer in the Philippines. I'd be happy to order him some if it will work, and not a banned substance.

http://www.cherifer.ph/

I'll chip in too. Maybe we can ask Bird what the Pacers gave to Paul George.

I'll make Avery take some as well.

Imagine if he's 6'6" and Sully at 6'11". There's our future right there. (The man can dream right?).
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Re: One silver lining: Sullinger just keeps improving.
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2013, 01:16:26 PM »
He is improving. I like the way he's contributing and I hope it's a steady improvement.

I'm not asking for a 20/10 guy (although him being one would be fantastic), but if he could give us 14 ppg, 6-7 rebs, a block on 50% shooting, solid effort and defense I'd be so happy.

Also, I want him to grow, maybe 2 inches more? I mean the man can dream right? Paul George grew, here's hoping he does as well. I mean if he's 6'11", he'll be VERY useful.

LOL, yea, why not? Let's keep feeding him and maybe he will grow!

There's this thing called Cherifer in the Philippines. I'd be happy to order him some if it will work, and not a banned substance.

http://www.cherifer.ph/

Um, what?  I don't think I've ever met one single person from the Phillipines who stands more the 6ft.

Great people, just really short. 
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