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08:05 AM ET 04.05 | Jared Sullinger's draft stock may have slipped, but, in the eyes of many, it wouldn't be going higher by returning to Ohio State. The big question is, where will Sullinger be drafted this year? It would be a surprise if he goes in the top five, unless he blows teams away with personal workouts, which would be a surprise too, because Sullinger is what he is. What is he? A big body who used his positioning on the blocks very well. ... So what's the knock on Sullinger? He's a tweener. He is regarded as too short to play against NBA centers, but not quick and mobile enough to play the "4." The knock on him also is that, even though he is 6-foot-9, he plays beneath the rim. Not tall and not a leaper is a bad combination.

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April 5, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Shave his head, learn to take a 10 foot jumper, gain back some weight and he's the next Charles Barkley

April 5, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Next Barkley? you better watch some film of Barkley with the 76ers. Crazy athletic. This dude aint close

April 5, 2012  08:42 AM ET

he plays like Tristan.. someone will pick him up for sure. Hope the Knicks get him.... wishfull thinking though

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April 5, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Shareef abdur-Rahim. No lift, no athleticism. Get's a LOT of his shots blocked at NBA level.

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April 5, 2012  09:48 AM ET

He sounds like another Big Baby Davis.

April 5, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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Plays like Dejuan Blair. An undersize 4 or 5.

This with better post moves. The question will be is whether his post moves are quick enough at the next level. No doubt he needs to develop the 12-15 foot jumper but that can be said about a good chunk of 4's

April 5, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Will You Get Paid, Bro?

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April 5, 2012  12:54 PM ET
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Dare I say the second coming of Eddy "I'm not fat anymore" Curry?

Curry was a much better scorer.....and was big/tall enough to guard NBA centers.

April 5, 2012  01:43 PM ET

Can you say Kevin Love. He has been working on his three point game because he understands he will need to be able to stretch the defense a little bit. He is a below the rim player with an excellent post game and great rebounding skills. Sounds a lot like Love coming out.

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