1. Brian Scalabrine, Boston Celtics forward 2005-2010
Long before he was speculating on injuries as the color commentator on Boston Celtics broadcasts, Brian Scalabrine was playing alongside the team’s Big 3 — well, sometimes. Scalabrine was mainly an off-the-guy for his stint with the Cs, but he did find himself amongst the starters a few times.
Since the arrival of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in the summer of 2007, Scal started in exactly 20 regular-season games for the Celtics. In those starts, he averaged 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game in about 20.8 minutes each time. The White Mamba was relatively efficient as well, knocking down 41.4% of his attempts from the floor and 36.5% from beyond the arc.
His best showing came on February 22, 2009, when he poured in 14 points against the Phoenix Suns.
The reason why he has the top spot on this list is because Scal is best known for spending a ton of time on the bench.
After Boston won the 2008 NBA title, he was asked by a reporter what it felt like to not have logged a single minute in the postseason — kinda mean. His response was excellent. He fired off a rant, explaining that as more and more time passes, no one is going to remember how many minutes he played — just that he’s got a ring.