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I don't even know if the refs will let him start
The refs absolutely hate Sullinger with a passion! I know rookies don't get respect from refs, but this is on an entirely different level. 70% of the foul calls on him are a joke.
I was going to make a topic about this after tonight's game...I probably still will.Basically titled 'Celtics have one of their biggest ever draft steals with Sullinger'.I'd say they'll keep bringing him in off the bench for now, he's a beast and is a key to our second unit. He holds down the paint while Terry and Green score, if they miss, Sully is there to get a second look or dish it back out.His defense is just awesome. He holds his feet and uses his size and strength to outmuscle EVERYONE. He was throwing David West around, he was manhandling Reggie Evans when we stomped the Nets.How good has he gotten in one third of a season!?I could see him averaging 15/10 easily as a starter on this team.I actually think the refs are starting realize how smart and talented he is and are actually letting a lot of calls go that they were calling on him in the beginning of the season. At least vs the Pacers they were fair- they called some and they let plenty of them go and just let him be physical.Danny Ainge committed highway robbery with this kid at number 20.Thumbs up Mr Ainge.
Kevin Garnett might be a top-five defender if we consider every NBA big over the past 25 years -- that's how special he is. He's still almost at the top of his game on that end and probably the best help defender in basketball (though Joakim Noah is closing fast). Sullinger, though, is proving to be almost as good on defense for the Celtics as KG, a fact that gets lost because so many of their teammates are not on their level.