Our starting right guard was injured and his replacement had a historically poor performance according to Pro Football Focus, along with just a bad performance overall by the rest of the line. Bruce Arians will get them back in shape; This is the exception, not the rule.
Yesterdays results: College B ball: KY -12 (teased) Pushes, which is a Loss in large teaser play at my House. Sure would have been nice to know that the Wildcats best player was sitting this one out (hurt elbow).........ARGG. NBA: Golden State gets pushed hard at Denver, but Curry and Co. still prevail by three which is enough for a second spot win (GST at Pick) in an ongoing teaser. NHL: Rangers still look a little stale (for whatever reason) but prevail 4 to 3 last night to get my hockey par off to a good start. Congrats to winners and back later with some picks.
Embraces playing inside and doesn't try to be something he is not
Attacks the glass
Length helps offset his lack of great ups
Mobility; moves quicker than you would expect from a player his size
Range out to the three-point line
Needs to improve as a pick and roll defender
Guarding quicker players on the perimeter
Summary: Sullinger surprised many by turning down a likely top five spot in the 2011 NBA Draft and choosing to return for his sophomore year. He is a beast down low and loves throwing his body around and being physical in the paint. The former two-time Mr. Ohio Basketball is not the greatest athlete in the world which might make his transition to the NBA a little more difficult, but he is still a lock to be a top-10 pick if he declares after his sophomore campaign.
Player Comparison: Elton Brand. Brand came into the league somewhat limited by his 6-9 height but made up for it with his ability to out-physical his opponents. That describes Sullinger perfectly. The Buckeye sophomore does not yet have the perimeter game that Brand did when he entered the league but should make a similar impact from the get-go.