Sullinger's, Milicic's roles developing


Sullinger's, Milicic's roles developing

The Celtics thought they got a steal when Jared Sullinger fell to them at pick No. 21. Early on, it appears like they were right.

Sullinger was one of the major bright spots for the C's overseas, sliding into both the bench and starting role seamlessly. His knack for rebounding the ball and his low-post game is quite developed for a 20-year-old.

"I love the way he plays with the starting unit and the way he was playing off of Kevin Garnett today," CSNNE's Brian Scalabrine said. "He's an opportunistic player and that's what the Celtics are looking for."

Sullinger isn't the only player impressing the C's. Big man Darko Milicic looks to be a nice clog in the paint, and a shot-blocking machine early on. He's one of a few centers proving to be capable backups.

"Darko played well today, Collins played well today," Scalabrine said. "Fab Melo could eventually as good of a coaching staff as we have he could eventually get in there. These guys are going to develop."