Jared Sullinger: Celtics Would Be Wise to Start Rookie over Brandon Bass

October 13th, 2012 by Rick Weiner Leave a reply »
It takes guts to take a swipe at Kevin Garnett, but that's just what rookie forward Jared Sullinger did when asked about the nickname that the future Hall of Famer bestowed upon him in training camp with the Boston Celtics: (h/t Washington Post)

Most of the time, it’s just ‘Young’un. Knowing that he’s an NBA dinosaur, you’ve got to understand that being a ‘young’un’ is a good thing.

While everyone loves jokes, Sullinger has been all business at Celtics training camp, impressing both his teammates and his head coach with his ability on the court and his work ethic off of it.

Those talents have led Doc Rivers to consider starting Sullinger in what is a wide-open competition to play next to Kevin Garnett in the Celtics frontcourt: (h/t Boston Herald)

I guess so. He (Sullinger) has a chance. There are definitely open minutes at that spot. Jeff (Green) is going to play the 4, too, so that will take away some of the minutes. But it’s an open competition.

He’s been good, he’s been up and down. I don’t think anyone is jumping off the screen, and that’s ...

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