|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 12, 2013 at 5:15 AM|
In Jared's one and only start this preseason, it was his lowest scoring outing (6 points) so far through three games. Against the 76ers Sullinger put up a team high 19 points, along with one rebound shy of Bass's team high of 10 rebounds. Sully also put up 14 and 6 off the bench against the Raptors. Is that a sign for Sully to come off the bench?
I think he's shown to be the most consistent big man on this roster. I think he's made his case for a starting role without a doubt. Sullinger's alleged off the court stuff has been disappointing, but his game so far hasn't been.
Bass has fallen into Jeff Green, and Courtney Lee's house. Not literally, or has he.Wow! Bass can rebound. He had 10 against the 76ers. Bass has started in two of three games so far. I actually forget he's on this team. Bass really misses Rondo or Pierce setting him up. Bass is effective most of the time off pick-and-pop plays. Without one of those players setting him up, his highest point total is 8. Bass peaked, and perhaps had his best year of his career in 2012 with the Celtics. So can he pick up the pieces.
I think the offense is missing Rondo of course. But not having a point guard has been rough. Pressey has been solid. But he's just learning. Bass may turnaround when Rondo comes back. Until then, he's in trouble. I don't see him starting.