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Brian Scalabrine
PF/C - 6'9, 235lbs - 46 years old - 11 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
  • Birthdate: 03/18/1978
  • Drafted (NBA): 35th pick, 2001
  • Pre-draft team: USC
  • Country: USA/Italy
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 35th overall by New Jersey.
30th August, 2001NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with New Jersey. Included team option for 2002/03.
27th June, 2002NBANew Jersey exercised 2002/03 team option.
15th September, 2003NBARe-signed by New Jersey to a two year, $1.65 million contract.
2nd August, 2005NBASigned a five year, $15 million contract with Boston.
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
12th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Chicago to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
Career Moves
1996 - 1998Highline CC (Junior College)
1998 - 2001USC (NCAA)
July 2001New Jersey Nets (Summer League)
August 2001 - June 2005New Jersey Nets (NBA)
August 2005 - June 2010Boston Celtics (NBA)
September 2010 - June 2012Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Articles about Brian Scalabrine

March 19, 2013

Brian Scalabrine - Declined an assistant coaching job with the Bulls to become a broadcaster for the Celtics.

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January 10, 2011

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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September 28, 2010

Scalabrine is also here for much the same reason - he will default as the Bulls' best big man jumpshooting option. This would be fine were it not for the fact that Scal is only a career 39% shooter from the field and 35% from three point range, numbers he put up while shooting almost exclusively open shots. In his Nets days, Scalabrine was barely productive, topping out at a PER of 11.0 in his final season; in five years for the Celtics, he was even worse than that. Last year - playing at power forward, remember - Scalabrine shot 34%, grabbed 3.7 rebounds per 36 minutes, and blocked 4 shots all year, putting up a PER of 3.6. His career PER of 7.2 is lower than even Jarron Collins's (9.5), and he has 1,542 career points on 1,446 career shots. Scalabrine makes extra passes and rotates into the right places defensively, but he can't defend any individual player in this league, can't rebound, and can't score. There's no point doing all the little things if you can't do any of the big things. And yet regardless of that, here he is again, following the coach who loves him more than most, trying to make a roster through a combination of charm and grit. He probably will, too. But tell me again why Walter Herrmann isn't here instead.

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July 30, 2010

Brian Scalabrine statue idea

Antoine Walker - He'll take the minimum.

Brian Scalabrine - So will he.

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