Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/18/12
Jared Sullinger collected his first double double of his young career yesterday finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds in only 26 minutes. Of course he also did all the other things that have endeared him to coaches, boxing out, rotating correctly on defensive rotations, being unselfish, etc. I've been a bit surprised at how Celtics fans haven't gotten behind the 20 year old rookie. There's a segment of fans that love to falsely claim that Doc doesn't play rookies/young players, yet when Doc started the Sully they complained that he didn't deserve it.  So why aren't fans higher on Sully? One guess is because he isn't athletic. He doesn't dunk like Gerald Green or Jeff Green. He doesn't ooze untapped potential. The problem is the athletes that ooze this untapped potential rarely ever untap it. Gerald Green got bounced from the NBA and is just now finding a role as a complimentary player. Jeff Green despite coming into the league 5 years ago still more often than not looks clueless ...
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