I have not seen in a long time a rookie with Sullinger's iq.
Not only he has improved two folds from the start of the season, it just keeps going north, game after game.
For example I just re watched yesterday's game. And in the beginning of the 4th quarter, on the offensive end i saw sullinger tell KG what to do, then Jason Terry what to do and next the basket was in. I just couldn't believe my eyes when i saw this 20 year old kid, direct kg to head to the basket to create a mismatch adv, and told terry to lobby it to kg for the easy basket. And phx couldn't do anything because of where everyone was.
Also on defense , when you watch him closely he never stops moving. He is always ready to help, take/distract other people he is not guarding, while not losing sight of his man. He seems to understand the habit of the person he is guarding , and knows when to cheat and when not to. Its like having an extra man defending out there.
On offense, if he is not directing the play (KG + Terry), he is boxing out guys like crazy. Not only he is roughing each player on the court pretty much but in more than one instances he was holding off two guys while other celts got more breathing room to shoot or drive in an easier layup. Its quite amazing to see.
He is already becoming an advanced player. I also like doc's strategy to bring him off the bench. I mean he could easily start right now. But when you bring his strength from the bench while everyone else is a little tired on the floor, they really suffer battling this kid. Back to the phx game when he was out, i got a nightmare glimpse of how we been losing games thus far this year. Suddenly other teams run with their momentum and we lose. But once sully was brought back in, phx couldn't score properly again.
I can't wait to see how advanced his iq will be by the end of the season.