Sullinger's New Landing Spot
I gurantee if the Celtics keep their two first round picks, they will take a chance on Sullinger and perphaps Perry Jones (if he's still available)...With Sullinger's medical red flag and poor athletic showing at the Combine, he's definitely going to drop drastically...Sullinger gives the Celtics a seasoned, ready to contribute young post player player, and a cheaper replacement for free agent to be, Brandon Bass...The Celtics could then use their free agent money to perphaps resign Jeff Green, trying to land Omir Asik, and perphaps trying to acquire their trading deadline target, Michael Beasley
You really think the Celtics would bother with Michael Beasley a great offensive player with no defensive skill? I doubt they bother with him particularly if they are able to resign a healthy Jeff Green.
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I don't think PJ3 will still be around but it could be a possibility. Sullinger would make great sense for the Celtics as I am sure Doc would love a low post scorer. Even with the injuries and lack of athleticism I would still say he is worth a chance around 20th. Before the injury news I wouldn't have minded the Sixers taking him at 15th but now I think their will be too many better options at that point in the draft. Boston is one of the teams with the luxury of having two first round picks so if one does not work out they have insurance.
Agree Boston is probably his floor - just too much upside at that point. I think more than anything this rules out anyone higher than Milwaukee or Houston taking him. His floor is probably unchanged, but his ceiling is lower.
Dallas Mavs at #17
I'd love the Celtics to take a chance on Beasley. Rivers has a tendency to get through to bone-headed players, and Pierce could mentor him. Defensively, Rivers would be able to make him a better defender, I'm sure of it. It would mean coming off the bench behind Pierce for a bit longer, but if he plays well the starting spot on an historic franchise would be there for the taking.
As I said in the other thread, getting Sullinger would be great, and pairing him with Quincy Miller would be even better; Rondo, Bradley, Miller and Sullinger would be a great young core going forward post-Pierce.
Seems like something a smart team would do, plus he would fill a need.
Beasley is still young and has the potential to be a very good scorer in the league. Boston would be a great fit as Doc would get the most out of him defensively. I don't know what his attitude has been like lately but I think he could really do some damage in the right situation.
This is an absolute disaster for Sullinger - he would of likely been in the top 6 last yr if he declared...
Sullinger would have been the top pick if he came out last year due to the hype and monster stats he put up his freshman year, I doubt the c's take a chance with beasley they already had problems with Rondo and his character
I dont see it happening... teams had this info at the combine... so its old news to them... a lot of lottery teams have worked out sullinger since then -- so I think its more likely that he drops to the end of the lottery than goes all the way to the Celts... On the otherhand, It is tight hamstrings which are cured by simple things like stretching. He was also out of shape at the combine. It would be nice to know how he prepared for the combine, as he could be someone who is lazy (even though they have a good reputation with their coaches). As to PJIII? I am totally perplexed as to why he is dropping... If someone knows the answer, I would welcome it... If Garnett resigns with the Celts and they get JonesIII... you better believe he is going to get rid of that "motor" concern.
Sullinger - proof positive that you should come out anytime you're guaranteed to be a top 5 pick rather than take the risk. See also Jones, Perry the III