Tuesday, February 19, 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 111 Knicks 103: -5
Thanks to KG missing out for hopefully the last time, Scals got one last start before the all star game. And the start was pretty much it. He played a whopping 2 minutes and 37 seconds the entire game despite starting. Which begs the question, what the hell was he starting for anyway?
Game Stats: 3 Minutes, 0-1, 0 Points, 1 Rebound, 0 Assists
Overall Week Performance: -5
It being a half week and me being a bit slow on the uptick last week meant only one game for Scals for his final game before the all star break. Thus the same wonderful stats he had against the Knicks.
Weeks Stats: 3 Minutes, 0-1, 0 Points, 1 Rebound, 0 Assists
Overall Season Performance: +32
At the midway point of the season Scalabrine sits at a surprising +32. This ironically matches the Celtics Win/Loss margin of 32 games over .500 (41-9). The season started on a strong note with Scals and then slowly started to disapate into several DNPs. However, thanks to the injuries to KG and Perk Scals has seen a string of starts and has been bolstered by some huge +s including the whooping of the Heat prior to the Marion deal. And thus at the All Star break Scals sits at +32 to despite very minimal output while on the court.
But fear not fellow Scalabrine haters, with KG and Perk coming after the break, starting tonight, one would expect those DNPs to start ramping up again. And thus we will be relieved of any more useless starts and useless minutes like that of last weeks matchup against the Knicks.
Season Stats:10:30 MPG, .316 FG%, 1.9 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 0.8 APG