Monday, January 28, 2008
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 dislike of Brian Scalabrine, I am going to track he's performance in a weekly post called The Scalabrine Watch. 3 Million a year for what?
Celtics 112 Raptors 114: 8
+8? Where the hell did that come from? In 12 minutes Scalabrine contributed 5 rebounds including 3 on the offensive end and he hit a three? Seriously? That's actually being productive while on the court.
Game Stats: 12 Minutes, 1-2, 3 Points, 5 Rebounds, 0 Assists
Celtics 87 Timberwolves 86: DNP
Celtics 93 Magic 96: -4
Obviously with the productive performance at the start of the week there needed to be something to counter balance that at some point. And yesterday it was counterbalanced alright. Due to the absence of Kevin Garnett, Doc started Scals and played him 22 minutes. Both were pretty dumb decisions obviously. In 22 minutes, only 2 minutes away from being on the court half the game, Scals only stat was a single rebound. Yes he played nearly half the game attempted and missed one shot and pulled down one singular offensive rebound. Meanwhile fellow bench warmer, Leon Powe, was in the game for 27 minutes and pulled down 9 boards and scored 9 points. Talk about a waste of minutes, 22 completely useless minutes.
Game Stats: 22 Minutes, 0-1, 0 Points, 1 Rebound, 0 Assists
Overall Week Performance: +4
Scals somehow moves further away from the break even point with a week in the positive. This despite playing 22 minutes and doing absolutely positively nothing with his time on the court. Seriously it had to be one of the least statistical performances by a player who spent nearly half the game on the court in the history of the NBA.
Weeks Stats: 34 Minutes, 1-3, 4 Points, 6 Rebounds, 0 Assists
Overall Season Performance: +17
Scals boosted his numbers slightly this week which is to be expected given the season high 5 rebounds he had against the Raptors and the 22 brilliant minutes he played against the Magic.
Season Stats:9:41 MPG, .317 FG%, 1.9 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.7 APG