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“In one of those (AAU) games, he had like 27 rebounds and it was crazy watching him,” Rivers said. “I was upset at all my son’s bigs because I actually said, ‘How can that fat, slow guy get all those rebounds. There’s no way!’
“And now I realize he’s not slow and he’s actually not fat. He’s just … round. But he has great feet, he really does. And you don’t appreciate that for a while when you watch him. He’s quick and he has great feet.”
“He’s playing like a madman,” Garnett said. “He’s been on a tear lately.”
“He has the perfect body for rebounding,” Garnett said. “He can take the pounding, bump a little bit, and he has great anticipation, comes to the ball and he has great hands. Put that all in the pot and you’ve got Jared Sullinger and that makes him one of the great up-and-coming rebounders in our game.”
It looks like Doc is backtracking on these words about Jared Sullinger. It’s a bit early in Sullinger’s career to make comparisons, but when I think undersized and round, I think Charles Barkley. Let’s hope that’s the ceiling for this kid.
What can you say about his rebounding? He just works. Sure, Phoenix doesn’t have the most athletic front court. Marcin Gortat and Luis Scola aren’t winning any vertical leaping contests. But, with the above photo as evidence, Sullinger is masterful at body positioning.
Sullinger had 4 fouls in 34 minutes. There were a couple of plays where it looked like he committed a foul but the whistle didn’t blow. Imagine a world where the officials aren’t picking on him.
In other news, here’s what KG had to say about Melo’s one game suspension, courtesy WEEI’s Mike Petraglia:
“Ya’ll have a good night,” the Celtics forward, with a slight smile, said on his way out of the locker room.
The rest of the links:
Globe – Celtics rely on bench to beat Suns | Terry gives fans reason to cheer | Herald – C’s bench answers test | Green’s outing all heart | For Terry, no substitute for success | A healthy Jermaine O’Neal returns | CSNNE – Green, Sullinger lead Celtics to win | Boston bench key in win | ESPN Boston – Green’s happy anniversary