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Brian Scalabrine to the Bulls? It could happen.

Sep 18, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

Scalabrine.jpgWe last saw Brian Scalabrine cheering on the Celtics from the bench. This season he could be doing it for the Chicago Bulls.

Scalabrine and the Bulls have talked this summer and he still could land a spot, according to Sam Smith writing at

And there actually is some logic here. The Bulls have one roster spot left, and they want to fill it with a shooter who could stretch the floor. Scalabrine is a career 35 percent from three.

Secondly, as Smith points out, it’s common for teams with new coaches to bring in a player from his last team to help with teaching and understanding his system. New Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau brings his defensive system from Boston, where Scalabrine has gotten to watch it from great seats on the bench the last few years.

It would probably make more sense for the Bulls to get someone young they think they could develop for that spot on the roster, but Scalabrine could be the guy. And it wouldn’t be the worst idea ever.

  1. MIchael Warren - Sep 18, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Scal is not a bad pickup. Not at all. He’s a serviceable big man who can provide more than what he did with the Celtics the past 3 years. He’s a strong bodiec big man who hustles and can stretch the floor with his perimeter shooting. He can bring the winning swagger that he got from Boston. He might not be a huge difference maker on the floor, but a good locker room guy and motivator.

  2. mcLOVin - Sep 18, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    I wouldn’t be mad at all, if they signed Big Scal. I think he brings winning experience and, he would be good in the locker room. Scal probably wouldn’t talk to D-Rose much after that block D-Rose had on him in the Boston-Chicago series last year. Just kidding.

  3. JDUBS - Sep 18, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    I agree. I see him as Brad Miller with less rebound production for a quarter of the price tag. Do it. Then trade JJ for Rudy and our shooting woos are over.

  4. j luv - Sep 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    my choices would be Stromile Swift, Michael Finley, Bobby Simmons, Allen Iverson, Ricky Davis, Mike Taylor or Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Or Scal. All could help Chicago.

  5. Trent - Sep 19, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    Good riddance. Scal was a tease; a con.
    He acted like he was playing D. He feigned exertion. He took up a valuable spot. I could not wait till he left; till his gig was up. Sort of a poor man’s version of Antoine Walker.

  6. Hoog - Sep 19, 2010 at 5:30 AM

    I don’t want anything to do with Iverson or Davis. Finley, not sure what he has left, but playing for his hometown time might get something out of him.

  7. lamarothem - Sep 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    hey bra check this thing out that my boss told me about. he says its like a sports drudge. good luck today. cyu

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