Chicago Bulls Look at Adding Brian Scalabrine

Shams CharaniaContributor ISeptember 19, 2010

Brian Scalabrine spent his final years in Boston on the bench; in a suit.
Brian Scalabrine spent his final years in Boston on the bench; in a suit.Elsa/Getty Images

According to, the Chicago Bulls have been in contact with former Boston Celtics Brian Scalabrine throughout the offseason. 

Scalabrine, 32, has played the last five seasons in Boston. Before that, Scalabrine was a superb role player for the New Jersey Nets.

Currently, the Bulls have 12 players on their roster. Adding Scalabrine would add a 13th body to the team, along with veteran leadership and cheers off the bench.

Another reason adding Scalabrine makes sense, is his relationship with former Celtics bench coach, and current Chicago Bulls coach, Tom Thibodeau.

Scalabrine, nicknamed 'Scal,' would root off the bench and provide leadership. The Bulls have two other power forwards on the roster, which could lead to Scalabrine getting a more enhanced role than he had in Boston.

With a career three-point percentage of .350, Scalabrine has been known to spread the court as a big man.

However, with Kevin Garnett getting the bulk of the playing time in Boston, Scalabrine has gone unnoticed.

Playing behind Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson on the depth chart, Scalabrine will likely get game action once, or twice, a week.

Scalabrine likely won't play enough to make a big difference on the season this year, but with veteran leadership and energy off the bench, he could make an impact on the 2010-2011 Chicago Bulls.

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