No team has emerged to sign potential MVP candidate Brian Scalabrine, clearing the way for Danny Ainge to make a move that could potentially result in an 18th championship banner hanging in the TD Garden.
Ainge has not officially addressed the matter, but we’re pretty sure he’s playing it coy just like every other NBA GM. There’s no need to get in a bidding war over Scal at this point, because it’s pretty inevitable that he’s going to command a max contract, yet settle for a smaller deal simply out of respect for the game.
Because that’s the kind of guy Scal is. He changes teams without scoring. Actually, he changes teams without even playing. As a member of the Bulls last season, he appeared in 28 games, but saw less than 10 minutes in 25 of those games. Clearly, it was just an effort on Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau not to run up the score.
And soon, as the Hoopsworld suggests, he’ll begin the next legend of his career as a broadcaster. But for the time being, we’ll patiently cross our fingers that he returns to Boston.