Per 36 minutes sully is
11 points / 11 rebounds / 1 block / 1 turnover
Al Jefferson rookie year
16 points / 11 rebounds / 2 blocks / 2 turnovers
Kevin love rookie year
16 points / 13 rebounds / 1 block / 2 turnovers
Elton brand rookie year
19 points / 10 rebounds / 2 blocks / 3 turnovers
If sully's minutes keep increasing and he can get his numbers per 36 up to about 16/13 and keep the silly fouls down that'll be a great rookie season.
Other than Brand, none of those players appeared special to me in first sight (in fact, Love still doesn't, despite all the things he does on court) and yes, usage rate matters.
Considering that and the lowered expectations to prior to draft, Sullinger has been good enough to be one of the steals for the season.
I was just looking for guys with similar games to sullinger that have gone on to be good players. If sully can replicate love's rookie year numbers on a veteran team that will be something special.