Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jared Sullinger had a lot of energy after returning from concussion

Sullinger plays hard every single game, and perhaps on every single play. In Sullinger's first game back after sitting out the last three games with a concussion. Sullinger showed little rust, he was solid with 10 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes of action, against a very tough frontcourt.

"I’m fine. I was fine, I had a lot of energy. I did some conditioning the past two days to try to get my heart rate up and get used to running up and down the floor, I’m great."

Will Sullinger start anytime soon?

"Well, I don’t know about the starting line-up thing; we’ll go from, we’ll kind of play that the way we’ve played it and continue to play those – when Kelly (Olynyk) gets back all four of those guys and also Joel (Anthony). I think he was rusty, but I think he did a lot of good things, he got some huge rebounds for us, and that’s not an easy team to score – I don’t know how many of his 10 points were in the paint but I would think a couple tip-ins, maybe a jump hook and another shot, so maybe eight of his ten points – it’s not an easy team for him to score inside the paint on. Again, their length and athleticism around the court, even when you’re open you feel like somebody is around you. And so, you know, it was a good first night, but he’s got a little rust he’s going to shake off. Hopefully tonight was the night."

Sullinger will be a starter at some point again. He's too damn good not to be. It was nice seeing Sully mixing it up out there against the Pacers. A lot of speculation out there around Sully. Will he be the centerpiece for a big deal this summer? Sullinger is 21, and his potential is off the charts.

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