Before we get started, we have one “honorable mention” candidate that is worth discussing… When Jared Sullinger was tearing up the college basketball scene as a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes, it seemed like sky was the limited for this talented young big man. During his two seasons at OSU, Sullinger averaged 17 ppg and 10 rpg. Unfortunately, since entering the NBA, Sullinger has struggled to keep his weight in check (as you can see). Some will defend Sullinger’s weight issues by saying “he’s suffered a ton of injuries and hasn’t been able to get into playing shape.”
But there’s also the argument that MAYBE he wouldn’t get hurt as often if he wasn’t weighing in at over 300 pounds! Officially, he’s listed at 265 pounds, but there’s no way that’s accurate. Think of it this way… LeBron James is listed at 250 pounds — what are the odds Sullinger is only 15 pounds heavier than King James? Let’s get started — #11 makes Sullinger look skinny!