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Your Morning Dump… Jared Sullinger is prepared to never touch the ball on offense

Chuck - Red's Army August 16, 2012 Celtics News, Jared Sullinger, The Morning Dump 7 Comments

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“As long as we get a number put on to the left side instead of the right side, I’m going to be happy,” Sullinger told CSNNE.com in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

“[The coaches] just said I played really well and there are certain things I’ve got to get better at,” Sullinger said. “Pick-and-roll defense, understanding the offense a little more, understanding that there’s a lot I’m not going to be getting due to having Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo out there on the floor, and obviously Jason Terry. There’s a lot of shots I won’t be normally taking, so I’ve got to get used to it ASAP.”

“I’ve got to find other opportunities to score,” said Sullinger. “Like I tell everybody, rebounding is one of my strong suits of basketball. I’ve got to get ready for rebounding. Hopefully you don’t miss a lot, but if you do, hopefully I’m there to clean it up.”

CSNNE – Sullinger willing to give up his shot to help Celtics

There are going to be very few opportunities for Jared Sullinger to shoot the ball – even when he’s playing with the second team (see Jeff Green, Jason Terry and Courtney Lee). On the bright side, Doc Rivers is always stressing ball movement, so if Sullinger has a mismatch, the ball should find him.

If Sullinger wants to win the fans over quickly, he’ll rebound like a mad-man. We watch guys like Denver’s Kenneth Faried and think, “why can’t we get players like that?”

Check out the rest of the article for more on Sullinger’s summer workouts, his pursuit of a college degree and one thing he really wants to see once he moves to Boston.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston – Summer Forecast: Expectations for Avery Bradley | Yahoo! – Suns sign Jermaine O’Neal | Philly Inquirer - Bynum to have knee procedure in Germany |

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  • Chris

    Fantastic attitude. If this guy can translate his rebounding skills to the NBA, I could genuinely see him snagging Bass’ spot.

  • KJandHondo

    I like this kid more and more every time he does an interview. Love his attitude. I truly hope his skills translate very well in the NBA. We need all the rebounding help we can get. This team was allergic to rebounding the ball last year.

  • http://jtshoopsblog.blogspot.ca Jeffrey Thompson

    Hopefully he will get touches because Sullinger has always been efficient when he has the ball, preferable on the low block.

  • RedsLoveChild

    This guy is cash money!

    He will become Danny`s very best draft selection ever.

  • kg215

    He definitely seems like a blue collar guy and we desperately need that attitude for rebounding. He also seems to have a bit of an edge in a good way, hopefully he rebounds like a beast and finds a way into the rotation.

  • paul

    No no no no no. We WANT Sullinger to attack the basket in the post.

  • LACelticFan

    I had not thought of a comparison in energy and to the boards like Faried, but if Sully can do of, that would be fantastic. I am sure that Sully will get some touches in the low post. That is something that should be in the offense from day one. We should also not hesitate to throw Green down there vs small forwards.