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Your Afternoon Dump..Where Sully Stands Tallest

KWAPT February 8, 2014 The Morning Dump 23 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

With a flu-ridden Rudy Gay on the Sacramento bench, and Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley taking night-long breathers down the other end, the stage was cleared for something truly rare in today’s NBA — a sumo-like encounter between two legitimate post players.

By the time Jared Sullinger and DeMarcus Cousins were finished with their paint scoring, often in each other’s mug, the Celtics had their third straight win, 99-89, over a hot Kings team last night at the Garden.

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Sully Stands Tallest In Celtics Win-MMurphy

Sully more than held his own against DeMarcus Cousins last night.  He put the team on his back, which is doing fine by the way haters, and beasted his way to 31 points and 16 rebounds. It was the first such performance by a Celtic since 2007, and only the 5th since 1989. Jared’s beasting was not limited to the paint either. His perimeter game is improving night by night, and he will only become that more dangerous.

“What makes Jared unique is he’s a big, strong guy that can score over bigger guys in the post,” Stevens said. “But then, that’s why it’s so critical, and we’ve talked about it, that he continues to work and refine his perimeter game, which he’s obviously doing well with. But it’s not where it will be someday.

Sullinger gives up nearly 4 inches to Cousins size wise. But Jared used his strength and sheer will to carve out space under the basket. And, as mentioned before, he got himself open from outside and fared well with his jumpers too. Sully is proving more & more every night why Danny Ainge’s roll of the dice on draft night was definitely a good gamble. Stevens believes the “sky’s the limit”.

“But the bottom line is, as he continues to improve, as he continues to get more games underneath his belt, as he continues to get further away from the (back) surgery and gets another summer of work and all of those things, I just think that the sky’s the limit. He’s playing at a nice level, there’s no question about it, but I really believe that he can be a consistent double-double guy.”

Related links:  Sullinger Stays Hot With Fourth Straight Double-Double 

The rest of the links:

Herald: Wallace Gets A Moving | Rondo Sits Out With Soreness

ESPN Boston: Bayless The Antagonizer

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  • ian

    Got ourselves another superstar.

    • eddysamson

      I hope he keeps his attitude in check. You can definitely tell his ego is inflating. Did you see his fat gold chain he wore to the game? His dad was right to give him a body language/attitude talk. Hopefully that will be the guiding force in his life.

      • ian

        the necklace is no cause for concern

      • RedsLoveChild

        Satch Sullinger {Sully`s dad} appears to be even more intimidating than the late Sergeant Phillip Harrison {Shaq`s step-dad}!

        Neither one would allow their son to get out-of-line.

      • wil

        Sully is just a competitive guy, because he is the youngest among his brothers. He is not the type of person that will put himself first before the team.

        He is gritty and i want him to remain that way. His dad gave him the body language talk because of his slump not because of him being selfish and just thinking of himself

      • omitasub

        LOL its just a chain. If he can afford it, why not.
        Your appearance doesn’t always equate to your attitude.
        Look at the people at wall street. Those are the biggest assholes in the world.

        • eddysamson

          Sully is a guy from a relatively strict, well-off family. Doesn’t seem like the bling-wearing type to me. Or at least not a fat chain bling wearer, I mean this thing was like 1 inch thick, not just some Italian mob-style tiny chain, this was Mr. T status.

          I see that on him and it makes me think he’s more thuggy than a son of Satch Sullinger should be. Makes me wonder if starting in the NBA is getting to his head? As long as Satch is there with the talks he should be fine, though.

          • omitasub

            Thuggy? we all know thug is a code word for the “n” word.

            I personally don’t think its “thuggy” its fashionable.

          • zippittyay

            It’s not a ‘code word’ for anything. Is ‘redneck’ a code word for being white? There are thugs of every color and even some black rednecks, see Karl Malone.

  • Roy Sanchez

    I’m becoming more convinced each day that if we end up with a lottery pick Embiid is the way to go. Him and sully would be special

    • eddysamson

      Olynyk still fits here too, he actually makes a nice 6-man as he can cover for either PF or C.

    • CelticMaclean

      Thats what I’ve been hoping for the longest time as well. Sully and Embiid could be a legit combo

  • RedsLoveChild

    Sully dropping to #21 in the 2012 draft was, is, and always will be….ridiculous!

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  • omitasub

    typical white privilege. thinking racism doesnt exist. smh,

    • eddysamson

      Typical race card BS, thinking everything links to racism and thus ensuring racism never truly dies out.

      • omitasub

        You think racism does not exist, because it doesn’t exist to YOU.

        You will never be followed by an employee when you shop, you will never be stopped and frisked for no reason.

        It’s the way this country has been brought up.

        But to a colored person like myself, we experience racism every single day of our lives.

        When was the last time a white guy was described as a thug?

        Don’t worry, I’ll wait..

        • eddysamson

          The last time I referred to my buddy as a thug which I do all the time. Stop being so closed minded. Not everything is connected to race.

          • omitasub

            lets make this simple. google the word thug, tell me what you see.

    • eddysamson

      BTW just so we’re clear, “typical white privilege” is literally a racist statement.