The Scalabrine Watch Week 5

Monday, December 03, 2007

This season the NBA has listened to one of my many thoughts and has started to track a players +/- during the course of individual games. Due to my dislike of Brian Scalabrine, I am going to track the severely overpaid redhead in a weekly post called The Scalabrine Watch.

Celtics 104 Cavaliers 109: +5
The Cs second loss of the season was dominated by Lebron James who Scalabrine failed to shut down during his five minutes of action... but he still put up a +5 in the loss.

Game Stats: 5 Minutes, 1-1, 2 Points, 1 Rebound, 1 Assist, 1 Block

Celtics 104 Knicks 59: +5
He gets a +5 in a five point loss, and he gets a plus 5 in a 45 point win? Um ya, I don't get it.

Game Stats: 22 Minutes, 1-4, 3 Points, 3 Rebounds, 2 Assists

Celtics 95 Heat 85: +9
6 minutes and a plus 9 is pretty damn good for Scals. He must not have played much during the 4th quarter when the Celtics decided they wanted to let the 30 point lead trickle down to a single digit deficit.

Game Stats: 6 Minutes, 1-2, 3 Points, 1 Rebound, 0 Assists

Celtics 80 Cavaliers 70: -13
Scals matched his season high positive with his season high negative of -13 in this game. It could have been that one missed field goal attempt that brought the team down.

Game Stats: 8 Minutes, 0-1, 0 Points, 3 Rebounds, 0 Assists

Overall Week Performance: +6
Scals got big minutes for once this season, I guess that's what happens when your team wins by 40, and he put up some odd +/-s. +5 in a 5 point loss to the Cavs, but -13 in a ten point win? Befuddling.

Week Stats: 41 Minutes, 3-8, 8 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Assists

Overall Season Performance: +44
Still despite the one miserable +/- showing Scals puts up another positive week, and improved his output from last week. He still pretty much does nothing of note while on the court, but he thus far has not brought down the team.

Season Stats:12 MPG, .350 FG%, 2.5 PPG, 1.9 RPG, .9 APG

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Yeah, and your NBA career has shown such promise and potential so far. But you can sure make a challenging choice for someone to pick on. You couldn't have picked an easier target. With your vast knowledge of the game, you seem to be forgetting that a lot of teams have role players who may not put up stats, but make a myriad of other contributions that are not tangible or able to be tracked in a box score. But hey,what do I know? What I do know is that even Veal would bust your punk ass in a game of 1 on 1.

David said...
4:27 PM  

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