Rizzo wrote:There are serious talks about Sullinger starting for the Celtics come opening night. His basketball IQ plays in well with the other starters and I think you can minimize his mistakes by playing him with the starters. Then you can have Brandon Bass bring his scoring off the bench.
I like the fact Sullinger is a much better fit with Garnett than Bass. Garnett is at his best at being free to roam the floor for spot up J's, PnR's all over the floor, etc. Thus the team would rather have a guy who excels at positioning on the block for easy hoops/O- REB. My concern is that defensively Sully isn't ready. For instance, wasn't the first or the second play of a game a semi fast break by the Euro team and Sully committed a stupid reach in foul at the hoop? Doc won't put up with that. Also, against larger teams, do they want Garnett banging with brutes? Seems Darko starting alongside KG might be a possible avenue too.