He added: "Jared is a skilled player. A two-time All-American. He can play."
Sullinger, projected as a lottery pick in the June 28 draft, got poor reviews during agility tests at the NBA combine, but said it shouldn't factor into his worth.
"I'm not a testing type of guy. I'm a basketball player," Sullinger said. "?... I apologize to everybody that thinks I didn't do well. That's just me. I'm a basketball player. I know how to play with a basketball."
You're supposed to trust the doctor, but we're guessing those same physicians forgot a certain Hall of Fame forward who played 13 seasons in Boston with recurring back issues.
Texas Rangers play-by-play man Dave Barnett appeared to have lost his marbles Monday night, and sadly enough, it's very possible that he really did.
During the eighth inning of the Rangers' game against San Diego, Barnett, 54, said a runner was on "fifth" base after a "botched robbery."
"The go-ahead run … is at fifth, on what [Rangers pitcher Mike Adams] is insisting on calling a botched robbery," Barnett said. "What actually happened was his henchman took a piece literally out of …"
The telecast went black for several seconds after Barnett's brain fluff and on Tuesday, the Rangers released a statement that said Barnett would miss the rest of the series with the Padres and will be evaluated. Barnett had migraines before and both he and the team think his headaches had something to do with it.
Let's hope it's only a headache. n
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