Monday, December 01, 2008
It's the second season of the Scalabrine Watch which is meant to point out just how terrible he is as a basketball player. It shall track both his typical numbers as well as his +/- which the signifies the total number of points the Celtics lose while he is on the court.
It's been a massive football month so I've slacked hardcore on the Scalabrine watch. Sue me. Anyway, I'll be doing the Scals watch on a monthly basis and it shall feature more of a wrap up than game by game analysis like last year. Perhaps if I get bored after football it will return to last years weekly format.
November Sum Up
2008-2009 Started off with a bang for Scals, he got a DNP. He followed up with 6 impressive minutes at a -13 clip way to go Scals. Then the DNPs came in at a furious pace with 6 of the next 7 games having Scals play the cheerleader role on the sideline.
Since the string of DNPs Scals has played in 8 straight for the Celtics all Green wins. He's had one game of note against the Knicks (does that count?) in which he contributed and started because KG was suspended. He had a season high in minutes (21), points (8), rebounds (3), assists (1) and blocks (1). That's full ranging production. Other than that its been a decent amount of PT in blowouts with no PT above 15 minutes, no point totals above 5 and no rebound totals above 1. In the last Celtic victory against the Bobcats, the closest outside of the Knicks game where he was basically forced to play, Scals only got 2 minutes of burn and recorded two stats, a foul and a turnover.
Overall November Performance: -21
Overall Scals ranks in at a solid -21. It all heavily circles around his first appearance of the season when he went a whopping -13, ouch. The rest of the season has been up and down with the biggest up coming against the Knicks when he actually made a big shot (who knew).
November Totals: 115 Minutes, 30 Points, 11-22 FG, 7-13 3s, 1-2 FTs, 9 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 2 Turnovers, 0 Steals, 2 Blocks
November Averages: 10 Minutes, 2.73 Points, 1-2 FG, .64-1.18 3s, .09-.18 FTs, .64 Rebounds, .45 Assists, .18 Turnovers, 0 Steals, .18 Blocks