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Old 03-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Sullinger is not a C, so that wouldn't really be an issue. The guy is 6'9 and plays below the rim. He also struggles with bigger and more athletic defenders. That scares me enough to not touch him in the top 5. Undersized college big men that can't block shots struggle in the NBA. I'm not happy if I get Big baby or Blair in the top 5.
DX has him as a 5. I guess he's a 4/5, but I think his game translates well at the pro level. A lot better than some of the other prospects, and if we're going to get somebody more in the mold of Kevin Love, then I take that. He may not block shots, but rebounding usually translates well from College to the Pros, and he pulled down 9.3 a game this year, and 10.2 last year.

I like that he was projected possibly top 3 last year, but still decided to return to college to work on his game. He also blocked almost double the shots this year, than he did last year (not that that's saying much - from 20 -36), but it shows improvement, in less minutes.

I can see why some people don't like his game, or him as a prospect, as he doesn't have much flash, but I see him similar to Ed Davis - where his effect on the game isn't always seen in the boxscore.

EDIT - I also meant "C" in the "traditional sense", whereas Andrea would be out on the perimeter, and Sullinger could be cleaning up under the glass.

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