Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This season the NBA has listened to one of my many thoguht and has started to track a players +/- during the course of individual games. Due to my intense dislike of Brian Scalabrine, I am going to track the inept deadbeat in a weekly post called The Scalabrine Watch.
Celtics 119 Nuggets 93: +5
In 15 minutes of action Scals once again didn't do anything that poorly. He knocked down a triple and garnered 4 assists. One thing of note is that in a 26 point blowout victory it's almost impossible to have a negative +/-.
Game Stats: 15 Minutes, 2-3, 5 Points, 3 Rebounds, 4 Assists
Celtics 106 Hawks 83: +7
Scalabrine essentially walked onto the court for 18 minutes on Friday night and accomplished just about nothing other than getting knocked the f*ck out and suffering a concussion. Once again the 23 point blow out win means everyone on the roster ends up in the positives.
Game Stats: 18 Minutes, 0-0, 0 Points, 3 Rebounds, 1 Assist
Celtics 112 Nets 101: DNP
Scals was still recouping from what probably wasn't a fun concussion. I'm not going to hate on the guy for getting knocked out and not playing the next day. In essence he was just helping the team by giving his minutes to a better player for that we should all be grateful.
Overall Week Performance: +12
Scals had a decent opening week when it comes to +/- which is annoying to me. Eventually you would have to think that he is going to begin to start playing poorly and start bring them down atleast a little bit.
Week Stats: 33 Minutes, 2-3, 5 Points, 5 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 2 TOs
Overall Season Performance: +32
The Celtics are the only undefeated team in the NBA and thus despite being horrible at the game of basketball, by association with good players your rating goes up a bit.
Season Stats:17.5 MPG, .400 FG%, 3.5 PPG, 3 RPG, 1.5 APG