Re: Jared Sullinger:
I understand the point you make about Beasley not being the kind of true "big" you're talking about. He was a face-up power forward, you're right about that. (For what it's worth, if I could go back to the 2007-08 season and have either Kevin Love or Michael Beasley, I'll take Love without thinking twice. I understand he played with much better teammates, but I think his style of play was much more conductive to competing for a national championship.)
And like I said, I think Sullinger has a chance to be fantastic, but I don't think he's going to be better than Love, Okafor, Oden, Noah/Horford, or Hansbrough. I don't think he's the dominant defensive presence that Oden, Noah/Horford and definitely Okafor- and Love, to a lesser extent- all were.