Re: Jared Sullinger not consistent enough...
posted at 3/22/2014 8:32 AM EDT
In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
In response to DaCeltics' comment:
I love him getting double doubles but whenever we play a team with length he gets swallowed up. A speed frontcourt runs him into the ground.
These problems make him a role player and noone to build around as a starter imo.
He's a lot like Kevin Love. Good but not great.
We need great to get to championship level.
We need double doubles and shot blocking out of our power forward.
I love David Lee, Golden State, a PF at 6'9" yet is their leading rebounder and a frequent doubles-doubles player. You may be too young to remember him, but he reminds me of David Cowen, also 6'9", who played Center and was a real Banger in the post and won one of our 17 rings.
Cowens was the leading player on the 1970s Celtic teams, who I saw play many times. He was far far far better than Sully, who I like a lot. Cowens won Rookie of the Year. He also led the Celtics to 2 Championships (74 and 76), and was the league MVP in 73. In 74 he covered Jabar in his prime in the Finals; in game 7 in Milwaukee Cowens led the Celtics to to the NBA title with 28 points and 14 rebounds. The coach of the Cs at that time was Tom Heinson. In 77-78, he led the Celtics in points, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks (only LeBron, KG and Pippen) have equalled this feat ever. In terms of the eye test, Cowens was a much much much better athlete than Sully, played with a ferocity that I have never seen again, including KG. The guy I have compared Sully to is Paul Silas, also played on the 70s Celtics; if he could become as good as Silas I would be more than pleased.