Heinsohn: Sullinger a 'new Leon Powe'
They're not I don't like was that Jason Terry exert so under and Jeff Green did exactly what I think I was hoping they would do what we expect them to 44 point. The numbers really don't matter in the pre season. As far as percentages. How many minutes -- fight what I'm looking for a couple things rebounding you should always rebound I don't care if it's a practice game pick up wherever it is. And you need scoring off the bench those are the two things I think Danny Ainge wanted to address the problems they had to -- today at least and it would know what's there today. That's a professional sports is today I thought they did a terrific job those three players gave -- exact. Well I think we can expect the worst season the -- -- got a new Leon Powe is Solingen. And you remember how we don't focus come off the bench and really effective baldness. And they got a guy there's potential there you go to guy in Jeff Green and -- situations. So both of them showed that they. Possibly can do that on a regular basis I was very impressed with those two guys. I did it breakdown soldiers get thoughts from both you and Bob -- of what soldier was drafted it's. Some guys like -- some guys you don't. And I got it and I have to admit I wasn't this wasn't a cup favorite picture of mine it just doesn't you know doing some college stuff. You know you get word from different coaches different scouts know that -- -- that you know. The health. Wise I hope he's he does think he's gonna learn a lot Tom and I were talking about this -- in the game he's gonna learn from some pretty good veteran took some hall of famers future hall of famers. And I hope -- listens to that this was like hitting college a whole lot of people criticized as being entitled maybe not giving his best all the time we know now you have a chance as a rookie in the league. To show everybody that what they talked about in college. Is not true you're gonna come into this team you're gonna give the team what they've been lacking at that Leon -- back that -- was talking about he's not above the rim player not the best athlete on the floor but he's a guy -- can take up space. He knows the game and I think he's a better basketball player on the opposite end Tommy in the Paula. So let me tell yourself that this guy is got a terrific basketball IQ for a big guy he knows where to go when the goal and how to go so I hope. He's always in the right spot and the addition what you didn't see. In this particular game -- ability to find other people once they come at him. And I very impressed with the Minnesota mostly but today I was really impressed because. He will give the Celtics something they haven't had since Leon -- offensive rebound. Yeah I mean and I can take a look at Jeff Green has a lot of pressure on the -- because he was the player that the Celtics traded perk for. And some feel. That that deal with the Celtics winning a title this year now unfortunately he had to go through a heart procedure so we weren't able to see him in uniform for a whole season. This is the year were Jeff Green to make any of the -- It really is that how Jeff green is feeling right now he is happy that he's really. Literally has new life of me when -- scored an ankle you UIC to get back going into your legs a week you. You lift weights on your heart you really have no control over you really don't I mean what's going on in your chest. You have to pray every day take care of yourself and hope that you have no more issues it's so nice to see Jeff Green out there now that. On the basketball side that people expect -- definitely to be the next Paul -- I don't think he will be that I don't know if there ever be another Paul Pierce -- what he will give you this size. Versatility and a guy who Doc Rivers doesn't like. He loves and really believes in and that is so huge for this team coming off the bench.
Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green lead the Celtics in their pre-season debut with 16 points each