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“I thought he did a great job,” Garnett said of Sullinger’s first start during the Celtics [team stats]’ win in Washington last Saturday. “He’s a no-nonsense guy. Not that I’m shooting down the other guys, but he’s a young fella, he comes in and does what you tell him. He’s a great rebounder. His IQ is incredible.
“He reminds me a lot of Perk, man. Not the defender Perk was, but his IQ moving the ball and being unselfish is the same.”
Sullinger learned this much — when Kevin Garnett speaks, the wisest thing to do is agree.
“It means a lot,” Sullinger said of the comparison. “First of all, it comes from Kevin. When Kevin gives anybody praise, he really likes you, I guess. It’s a blessing.
“But at the same time I have to keep working.”
Herald: Sullinger: KG praise means a lot
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