|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 7, 2013 at 2:15 AM|
The preseason has arrived, and for Jared Sullinger his return to the court has come. He last played in a game on January 30th. Sullinger will be battling for a starting job in his second season, and he took the job from Bass when he last played.Sullinger shocked some people last season. I don't think many expected Sully to comeout so strong last season on a veteran team who had dreams of a championship.Now he's in the mix for quality time on a young team in the middle of discovering who they are.
"Every day, (I am) getting in better shape," he said following practice on Sunday. "I can tell throughout practice. I'm starting to survive a little bit more as time goes, so I've just got to keep working."
"Everything feels great, but conditioning, I've got to get in better shape," he said. "Being six to seven months off and just coming right back in and trying to play with these guys that've been working out all summer, played the whole NBA season last year, I'm just a tier under everybody right now as far as conditioning."
My expecations are low right now for Sullinger, he didn't get to finish out his rookie season, and it feels like he's starting from scratch again, especially under a new coach. Sullinger visibly looks a bit bigger this season as well. Sullinger needs to get himself back into game shape, Sullinger has had to get himself into a rhythm with his new teammates as well. If Sullinger wants to start this season, it begins Monday night against Toronto.