Sunday, July 27, 2014

Should Jared Sullinger's weight be a concern?



Sullinger's weight has been a big topic for the past two years. His history of back issues kind of go with the weight you could say. I'm not a Doctor, but weight issues and back issues don't mix. I said a week ago that I'm okay with Sully's weight. In the past, before I said that. I thought Sully should cut the weight down, if not really work on his shaping. First of all. I'm not a health nut, and it's been awhile since I've played sports. So, I'm not in perfect shape. But Sully, in a recent video looks good playing, but very rough physically.

In parts of the video he looks in good shape. In other frames he looks rough. I'm a bit concerned, but he's also said that he's been focused on conditioning. Which doesn't mean you need to be rock hard or cut like a god. Charles Barkley at a point wasn't. Even when he was league MVP in 1993 Barkley was a bit thick. So for me the jury is out on his thick frame.

3 comments:

  1. Watching Sully push around a bunch of smaller and lesser players doesn't really excite me. Still, you can see that he has some nice reflexes and instincts. I don't really worry about his weight. And too, only he really knows his own body. Conditioning is the most important thing. He is right about that. After conditioning, I was hoping to see improved leg power. I guess my sense of Sully is all wrong, but fwiw, I don't see him as being so similar to Barkley. What I see is more someone whose best strength is going to be overwhelming people with power near the basket, combining that with deftness, knowledge of the game and instincts.

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  2. Big year for Sully, and he's big.

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  3. He's big but I don't know how strong he is.

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