I think it's a trend:
“On Tuesday when the Bulls resumed practice at the Berto Center, coach Scott Skiles imagined Sweetney without so much weight.
“I’d like to see, at some point in his career, for him to get I guess what I would refer to as really fit,” Skiles said. “Because I think he’d be one of the better bigs there are.”
Skiles immediately tried to downplay the comment. Why offer any complaints when Sweetney just averaged 19.0 points and 12.3 rebounds over three games?
“It’s kind of silly, really, to even talk about it,” Skiles added. “I just want him to keep playing well. He did a nice job on the trip.”
Sweetney shouldn’t be confused with heavyset former NBA players such as Oliver Miller or Stanley Roberts. But in the past few years, the Bulls saw how losing weight helped Eddy Curry and Elton Brand become faster down the floor and quicker on their feet.
“There’s always room for improvement, and I do agree with (Skiles),” Sweetney said. “Basically, I could get better and I’m going to get there.
I’m comfortable here. I’m happy here. So I’m just playing basketball right now,” Sweetney said.
“I don’t take (questions about his conditioning) personally. I just know that’s my body type, and it’s something I’ll have to deal with the rest of my life, basically.”