Jared Sullinger wants to transform his body by shedding weight and improving his conditioning. The 6-foot-9-inch forward also wants to transform his game by improving his jump shot and his 3-point shooting.
In other words, he wants to be a lot like Minnesota forward Kevin Love, who did all those things in recent years and is now playing at an MVP-candidate level.
Before the two faced off Monday at TD Garden, Sullinger said that he’s looking forward to studying Love next summer, and that he admires Love’s versatile offense.
Love, averaging 25 points, a league-leading 13.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists entering the game, had plenty of praise for Sullinger, too. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.