Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jared Sullinger doesn't care if you don't like him shooting three's

Some fans, critics don't like Sullinger parking behind the three-point line. I believe in moderation. I do think Sully should park it inside a bit more. A nice inside/outside attack is ideal from Sullinger, but in the meantime Jared has become a deadly three-point slayer. Sullinger has been asked by Stevens to take the three if it's there, and it was Wednesday night when Sullinger nailed 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.

"I believe in myself," Sullinger said. "I don't care what the naysayers say. I could care less; just trying to expand my game."

And so what does that mean?

"If I'm open," Sullinger said. "I'll shoot it

"I still think and maybe this is why I'm not as much an analytics guy as everyone portrays me to be, I still believe in his shooting," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, who has consistently encouraged Sullinger to keep shooting despite connecting on just 24.1 percent of his 3s prior to the game on Wednesday. "I've seen him shoot, I believe in his form ... 4-for-6 [on 3s] gave us a chance to win tonight."

Sullinger had an epic 19 point 4th quarter, and he nearly put the Celtics on his back against Toronto. Sullinger showcased the three ball, but the stat I like the most is 6-of-8 from the line. Sully was active inside, it was a nice balance. Sullinger did shoot the ball with confidence from three, but his overall offensive game was nice.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see him in the post more, but I don't mind him taking the threes.