His lack of size is really overrated. Barkley got by as 6'6 PF. Z-Bo and Love are just as unathletic. He won't be a star but I can see him having Boozer numbers, maybe a little less scoring but better defense for sure.
Love is MUCH more athletic.
Go compare their combine numbers. Love is much stronger, much better leaper, better sprint and reaction times.
Quote: “He’s an old school kind of guy,” said Houston coach Kevin McHale (No. 32 peering down from the rafters) of Sullinger. “He doesn’t jump much, just pushes you under. Shocking as it is, it surprises people. No one boxes out anymore, so he’ll be in good shape.
“He played well. I mean, Sullinger came in and kind of bullied us in the first half. I think just his willingness to push and shove around the basket got everybody under. He rebounded the ball well for them and made a couple of tough shots.”
Sully on Sully...
Quote: Asked if he thought he’d started to get away from the wayward whistles after picking up just nine total in the previous three games, Sullinger shook his head.
“Nah,” he said. “Nah, I’m a hack. That’s my M.O.
“As long as we’re winning, I’m happy. I’m happy to hack. No biggie.”
The old school phrase is getting more and more play with Sully... I love it...
"I've never been scared of contact. Now I get to bring it, that's what I love to do, so I'm going to bring it."
Last time I checked he was #9 on the NBA rookie ladder
He'll be rising above 9, because that ranking was only up to the first 3 games of our win streak. His last two games, including the 16 point rebound game, were not factored in. He'll probably move up to 6-8.
"Stats are for losers. The final score is for winners." - Bill Belichick