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DraftExpress: But then again, Brian Cardinal & Brian Scalabrine carved out 10-year careers in the NBA w/much less talent, so maybe Mirza Teletovic can too
2011-02-11 02:00:28
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Team: Bulls College Team:
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H: 6' 10"
W: 241 lbs
Bday: 03/18/1978
(37 Years Old)
Current: PF
Possible: PF
Agent: Arn Tellem
High School: Enumclaw
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Drafted:  Pick 34 in 2001 by Nets

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2001NBA Pre-Draft Camp6' 8.75"6' 10.25"2416' 9.75"8' 9.5"NA27.030.5

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
2011/12NBABrian Scalabrine274.
2011/12ItalianBrian Scalabrine732.311.64.97.465.
2011/12EurocupBrian Scalabrine331.

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NBA Scouting Reports, Atlantic Division (Part One)
November 30, 2008
Overview: A 6-9 tweener, stuck between the 3 and 4 positions in the NBA, who basically makes a living off his ability to knock down shots and make hustle plays. Strictly a role player, itís pretty hard to believe that he somehow managed to convince the Celtics to give him a 5-year, 15 million dollar contract considering his limitations. Was a member of the 2008 NBA Championship team.

Offense: Scalabrine plays both the 3 and the 4, almost exclusively facing the basket in an extremely complimentary role. He utilizes his basketball IQ to move off the ball, set effective screens, and knock down open shots when the opportunity arises. In the rare occasion that he puts the ball on the floor, itís usually to pull up after one dribble, as heís simply not quick enough to get to the basket before multiple defenders rotate over, and if he does, he doesnít have anywhere near the explosiveness needed to finish in traffic. Therefore, he almost never gets to the free throw line. Scalabrineís biggest strength and the only thing remotely keeping him in the NBA is ability to shoot the basketball. He has 3-point range on his shot and is fairly effective when left open. Another strong point is his ability to pass. He is highly unselfish, sees the floor extremely well, and does a really good job at executing his teamís offensive sets and finding the open man.

Defense: Scalabrine possesses below average tools to play either forward spot, as heís slow, not particularly long, and looks perpetually out of shape. He doesnít have the lateral quickness to defend perimeter players trying to take him off the dribble, and just isnít big enough to match up with power players in the paint. To his credit, he does put great effort into this part of his game, and will often get the job done based off sheer smarts and hustle, rather than any outstanding natural talent. Heís not the kind of player you want on the floor against starting caliber players, though, as he just doesnít have the tools to compete with the elite athletes we find at the 3 and the 4 in the NBA. As a rebounder, Scalabrine does not make up for his shortcomings in the least bit. In fact, he puts up some of the worst numbers of any player in the NBA at his position, largely again due to his lack of size, length, quickness and leaping ability.
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