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Free Sully: Just start Jared Sullinger!

I like the impact that Jason Collins is having, but I'm starting to think that maybe Sully should just be put in the starting lineup (like Doc toyed with early this season). Jay King has numbers. Enjoy.

Should Jared Sullinger start for Boston Celtics? The numbers are quite enticing |

During the 197 minutes when Sullinger has been paired with Kevin Garnett, the Celtics are outscoring opponents by 15.4 points per 48 minutes. During 60 minutes with Sullinger, Garnett and Paul Pierce on the court, the Celtics are 25.7 points per 48 minutes better than their opponents. During 44 minutes with Sullinger, Garnett, Pierce and Rajon Rondo together, the Celtics are plus-26.1 points per 48 minutes. The trend continues almost universally -- whenever Sullinger is surrounded by Boston's best players, the Celtics play quite well.