Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The NBA Draft on June 28 is creeping up quickly and Jared Sullinger is already learning a crucial lesson as he prepares to make the jump from college to the pros. In this business, it is best to have thick skin. The 6-foot-9 center out of Ohio State is probably the most scrutinized player entering this draft class. Scratch that. Sullinger is the most scrutinized player in the 2012 NBA Draft. But for how much longer? Slated to go sixth or somewhere in the mid-first round depending on the mock draft board of your choice, no other projected lottery pick is having to deal with the amount of questions about his inability to get off the floor and lack of shooting range. And, at a hefty 268 pounds (has been listed as much as 280 pounds), Sullinger’s weight throws up a red flag for some front offices. Then again, dealing with the criticism is nothing new for Sullinger. "A lot of people have been sleeping on me, and it's kind of fun," Sullinger said at the NBA combine in Chicago. "All m...
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