xTitan wrote:Personally I don't want Blair or sullinger...short, large, unathletic bigs just don't do it for me....it is laughable to compare him to Kevin Love, as it appears some have done.
Nobody here said he'd be as good as Love I don't think. They simply said they share several similarities, which in fact they do. And I said he's closer to Love/Barkley than Gooden/May. The latter are unfair comparisons as proven by statistics, unlike JayMKE said.
Sullinger ts%'es: 59.1, 59.1
Gooden ts%'es: 49.2, 55.2
May ts%'es: 48.7, 51.1
May and Sullinger had similar rebounding percentages (statsheet separates offense and defense), Gooden's wasn't even close to theirs.
Height-wise, Sullinger measured an inch and a half taller than May in shoes.
And the biggest reason why Gooden sucks is his help defense. You can't find a interior player in the NBA who plays as poor of help defense as he.
Sullinger was statistically a poor man's Love in college, a notch below in just about every important category, but his official height/reach measurements were a notch above Love's. That should help him in the projectibility department.