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|Ohio State's Jared Sullinger is trying to improve his NBA stock without hurting his effectiveness inside.|
So. About that playing style. Many players (like Charles Barkley) played better with a sizable rump, provided it didn’t impede their stamina. Given how productive Sullinger was last season (120.4 ORtg, 26.2 DR%) in a sizable chunk of minutes (78.9 %Min), a change might not be warranted.
Unless he’s gunning for more than just productivity. He’s adding a face-up game and working on his ball-handling, which means he’s shooting for a lofty pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
That’s worth shedding a few pounds.