Brian Scalabrine (born March 18, 1978) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Boston Celtics of the NBA. A 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), 235 lb (107 kg; 16.8 st) forward from University of Southern California, Scalabrine was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft.
Scalabrine languished on the Nets bench for his first few years as the team's twelfth man and only logged in short minutes during the season. In 2005, 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 Eastern Conference 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 August 2, 2005, Scalabrine signed a five-year contract with the Boston Celtics worth 15 million dollars.
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