Boston loves Scal. Of course, we didn’t always. People tend to forget that early on in Scal’s tenure here, a lot of people hated him. But they were under some impression that him popping wide open 3′s as a result of being set up by Jason Kidd would continue without him when he joined a crappy team. People also tend to forget he was part of two losing seasons in Boston before the Kevin Garnett/Ray Allen trades that turned Scal into a loveable human victory cigar.
Scal was never “terrible.” Scal is a fundamentally sound player who does everything the right way… he just lacks the physical tools to execute a lot of the things he wants… or used to be able to do. But he does have a pretty solid knowledge of the game. It’s why Doc would often stick Scal in the starting line up when KG went down because while he would never do a ton for you on the floor, he wasn’t going to make stupid mistakes and he’d do everything he could to spring other players for open shots and play intense def