Jared Sullinger Reminds Kevin Garnett of Kendrick Perkins

The Boston Celtics are a “work in progress” early on this season, according to Kevin Garnett. But one bright spot has been the play of rookie Jared Sullinger, who reminds KG of former teammate Kendrick Perkins. Per the Boston Herald: “When Kevin Garnett plays and practices next to Sullinger, something about the rookie’s approach and decisions shouts ‘Perk.’ ‘I thought he did a great job,’ Garnett said of Sullinger’s first start during the Celtics’ win in Washington last Saturday. ‘He’s a no-nonsense guy. Not that I’m shooting down the other guys, but he’s a young fella, he comes in and does what you tell him. He’s a great rebounder. His IQ is incredible. He reminds me a lot of Perk, man. Not the defender Perk was, but his IQ moving the ball and being unselfish is the same.’ Sullinger learned this much — when Kevin Garnett speaks, the wisest thing to do is agree. ‘It means a lot,’ Sullinger said of the comparison. ‘First of all, it comes from Kevin. When Kevin gives anybody praise, he really likes you, I guess. It’s a blessing. But at the same time I have to keep working.’”