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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.”
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.
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