WALTHAM, Mass. — Jared Sullinger drew raves from his
Celtics teammates following the team's return from Milan, with Rajon Rondo praising the young power forward for his intelligence.
"He's probably the smartest rookie we've had since I've
been here," Rondo said. "He's very intelligent with his basketball
IQ. He's very unselfish. He doesn't get a play called for him, he's done very
well getting his points just off doing the dirty work."
But while Rondo placed Sullinger ahead of the likes of Glen
Davis, Semih Erden and Avery Bradley in the basketball IQ department, there was
one Celtics rookie Rondo insisted was smarter than Sullinger.
think I'm the smartest," Rondo said, with a sly smile. "That was my
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