Monday, April 21, 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 106 Bulls 92: DNP
Celtics 92 Pacers 77: DNP
Celtics 101 Bobcats 78: 12
6 rebounds is practically a season high.
Game Stats: 18 Minutes, 0-1, 1 Point, 6 Rebounds, 3 Assists
Celtics 107 Bucks 104: -2
The Celtics were able to overcome Scals -2 for the win.
Game Stats: 6 Minutes, 0-0, 0 Points, 1 Rebound, 1 Assist
Celtics 95 Wizards 109: 0
Does 1 minute count as playing? Not really.
Game Stats: 1 Minute, 0-0, 0 Point, 1 Rebound, 1 Assist
Celtics 102 Bucks 86: -2
The Celtics played the Bucks two too many times over the final weeks. Scals got in but didn't exactly wow anybody.
Game Stats: 7 Minutes, 0-1, 0 Points, 2 Rebounds, 0 Assists
Celtics 99 Hawks 89: DNP
Celtics 99 Knicks 93: 0
Doc celebrated Isiah's final home game by playing Scalabrine almost 20 minutes.
Game Stats: 19 Minutes, 1-2, 2 Points, 2 Rebounds, 0 Assists
Celtics 105 Nets 94: 12
I think Doc just decided that since he wasn't going to play Scals a single minute in the postseason that he would let him play for over half the game in the season finale.
Game Stats: 29 Minutes, 2-7, 7 Points, 6 Rebounds, 3 Assists
Overall Period Performance: +20
With the Celtics haven't clinched the division and home court advantage with many games to play it was time for the bench warmers to get some burn. So Scals actually saw a decent amount of PT over the course of the April. He even played close to 30 minutes in the season finale. Somehow someway despite being on the floor so much without the superstars of the team, Scals put up a massive +20 week which in the long run almost doubled his season total. Ugh.
Weeks Stats: 80 Minutes, 3-12, 10 Points, 16 Rebounds, 8 Assists
Overall Season Performance: +47
I have to admit that come season end I am shocked that when Scalabrine was on the court the Celtics actually had a positive +/- never mind a +/- of 47. It just goes to show you how good the Celtics are this season and what kind of a difference it makes having KG and Ray Ray to go along with Pierce. I'd imagine that everyone on the roster this season had a positive +/-, which would make sense for a 66 win team. We shall continue the Scalabrine Watch during the postseason to see if he actually gets any burn. We certainly hope not.
Season Stats:10:41 MPG, .309 FG%, 1.8 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 0.8 APG