Scalabrine playing for the Bulls.
|No. 21, 44, 24|
|Center / Power forward|
|Born||March 18, 1978|
Long Beach, California
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight||235 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2001-2005)||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Profile at NBA.com|
Brian David Scalabrine (born March 18, 1978 in Long Beach, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'9", 235 lbs. power forward from USC, Scalabrine was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 2nd round (35th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft.
Nicknamed "Veal", he languished on the Nets bench for his first few years as the team's twelfth man and only logged in minimal minutes during the season. In 2005 though, with the Nets plagued by injuries, he stepped up and logged decent minutes, averaging 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds a game. Scalabrine's crowning moment as a Net came in Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Semifinals between the Nets and the Detroit Pistons. In the game's three overtimes, he drained four unlikely three pointers for 12 of his 17 points, helping the Nets to a shocking 3-2 series lead, before losing the series.
On September 21, 2010, Scalabrine agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls.