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What seperates Jared Sullinger and Sean May?

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What seperates Jared Sullinger and Sean May?

That's the big question for me. Watching Sean May in college ( more his sophomore and junior seasons) he wasn't real active in the post, didn't block alot of shots, strong rebounder and pretty much was a oak in the post. He had a couple good post moves, similar to Sullinger.

I want people who actually seen both in college to answer, but what's the main difference between Sullinger and Sean May?


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Not injury prone

Not injury prone

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Jared Sullinger lays off the

Jared Sullinger lays off the cookies...

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But I don't remember May

But I don't remember May having many injuries in college.

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Sullinger doesn't show it in

Sullinger doesn't show it in college, but in high school he shot from the perimeter quite often. For some reason he sits in the paint in college but he does have range. Sean May was pretty immobile and couldn't shoot.

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I only read your headline.

I only read your headline.

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How about just as Good as

How about just as Good as Freshman if not better than May was as a Jr.

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Sullinger just gets it.

Sullinger just gets it. Someone like Tiny Gallon had a similar build and just as much natural talent, he never put it together. I don't see Sullinger as an NBA star at all but he should be solid.

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May's Skill was never a

May's Skill was never a question when he went to the draft. His problem end up being injuries,work ethic and weight

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Well for one Sullinger is

Well for one Sullinger is producing numbers as a freshman that Sean May didn't start producing until he was a junior. Other than that, I do see your point... Idk what else to say other than that Sullinger is just better. May had a stud point guard in Raymond Felton feeding him the ball. Buford, Lighty and Diebler all do a decent job with Sullinger but its nothing compared to what Felton did for May.

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I say similar to Michael

I say similar to Michael Sweetney in college

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Another good player who's

Another good player who's skill wasnt the issue. There are alot of players who could have had good careers in the NBA but other issues stopped them from ever becoming as good as they could have been

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Yeah, he reminds me of

Yeah, he reminds me of Sweetney as a player, but a little ahead of him as far as development. Sweetney was actually a pretty productive in the minutes he had, he was instant offense when he was in Chicago, but stopped playing D when he got the league and could never keep his weight down. Sullinger's game reminds me of Sweetney, but I think he'll be a better version of him because he's a little taller and longer and I feel he doesn't have the weight issues Sweetney did.

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I wonder Why some people pick

I wonder Why some people pick the Guy's who ended up not doing well with the same stature but never include the guys who did do well like Love, Wes Unseld, Boozer, Millsap?

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Thats a good point, I think

Thats a good point, I think especially when it comes to looking at draft stock people get too wrapped up in who has the highest vertical and who has "ideal" height for their position and a lot of times overlook guys who can just flat out play despite not fitting all the "ideal" athletic and size criteria.

When somone is built like Sullinger and isn't a high flyer I think it's easier for people to call Sean May or Robert Traylor than it is for them to throw out the names you mentioned like Love, Unseld, Boozer, or Millsap.

It took a bit for me to warm up on him because the first time I saw him play was probably one of his worst games of the season, but as the year passed I can realize he's gonna be a good NBA player. I'm not claiming All-Star yet, but the guy is a starter for sure.

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I never said Sullinger

I never said Sullinger wouldn't be good, I was asking this is a parraell that I see him in. Same could made about EVERY player in college. I understand he's as good as May was in college, but like I (and you) are saying Quincey, they play the same.

Only time will tell if Sullinger can maintain the weight in the pros, but that's the only main thing I see from him being a good player in the NBA is if he doesn't maintain it.

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When somone is built like

When somone is built like Sullinger and isn't a high flyer I think it's easier for people to call Sean May or Robert Traylor than it is for them to throw out the names you mentioned like Love, Unseld, Boozer, or Millsap.

That's not true at all. People throw out best case examples ALL the time. I had this question because I was talking to some other people who watch games and even they see some Sean May in his game.

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My question was in general of

My question was in general of most of the Sullinger post that have been made this year.

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Sullinger isnt going to be

Sullinger isnt going to be that great in the NBA, but he could def. be better than May, just by injuries alone. Sullinger isnt exactly in great shape, for the "lay off the cookies" poster, he was taken out of today's game twice in the first 12 minutes showing he was quite winded. I dont see much fascination with the guy. Can he rebound? Yes, definitely. But he does alot of work at the FT line, which in the NBA will be 100X harder since instead of going up against primarily smaller guys, he will almost always be outsized in the paint. He doesnt have many moves, he has little to no perimeter game (I Dont wanna hear about high school, everyone looks like they are a complete package in high school) and i just dont see him ever being good. I could see him being a solid rotation guy for years, but thats it. The draft, for me, i think easily now Irving and Barnes have solidified themselves as the top 2, followed by Derrick Williams and Kanter. WEAK class though.

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No one knows who is gonna be

No one knows who is gonna be great or else Drafts would have played out way different. Chances are none of these guys will be great since very few players ever become great

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From what i saw of May at UNC

From what i saw of May at UNC was that he was a pretty good shooter. Not 3 point range but certainly from mid range. I also thought he was smaller then Sullinger then.

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Actually Quincey, you couldnt

Actually Quincey, you couldnt be more wrong. Its easy to see Sullinger wont be great. Thats like saying you cant say Brian Zoubek isnt going to be the best center in the in NBA in 2 years, because anything could happen. Stop living in hypotheticals, and tell your boy "K Love" to stop playing like trash.

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