Around two hours ago, the Offseason asked readers to give the oft-neglected Brian ‘Veal’ Scalabrine a little love, by voting him the best player from USC. At the time, Brian was receiving less than 10% of the vote, beating only Nick Young.
We didn’t quite get Veal the glory he arguably doesn’t deserve, but we got him into 2nd place. Needless to say, the Lakers booth was a little baffled. Great work, everyone!
Free-agent forward Brian Scalabrine has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
New Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, formerly a Boston Celtics assistant, wanted Scalabrine and pushed hard for him with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and vice president John Paxson.
Scalabrine, 32, spent five years with the Celtics and had limited playing time last season. He averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds a game in nine seasons with the Celtics and New Jersey Nets and made four trips to the NBA Finals, including a title-winning campaign with Boston in 2008.