October 27, 2001 |
New Jersey rookie forward Brian Scalabrine, a former USC standout, will miss up to the first three months of the NBA season after breaking his right foot in the Nets' exhibition finale against Detroit on Friday night. "He was running upcourt and he heard a pop," Nets' President Rod Thorn said after the game. X-rays disclosed a break in the smallest of the five long bones in the foot that run from the ankle to the toes. Scalabrine was the 35th player taken in last summer's NBA draft.
December 12, 2000 |
After a day and a half to reflect on his performance against UC Santa Barbara, when he shot only six times, scoring only seven points, USC center Brian Scalabrine admitted Monday he is struggling. "I'm not sure what's going on with me," he said. "I'm not really getting into a flow right now. . . . "I know I haven't played well. I've got to turn it around and play better. I've done some good things defensively, but it's just real hard for me right now to get a flow in the offense."
March 3, 1999 |
A week after flu symptoms put forward Jarvis Turner out of action against Washington, center Brian Scalabrine has fallen ill. Scalabrine's illness could not have come at a worse time, with the Trojans scrambling for a berth in the National Invitation Tournament and playing their final two games on the road against Arizona and Arizona State. "We're sure [Scalabrine] is going to play Thursday, but what kind of energy is he going to have?" Coach Henry Bibby asked. "He's a guy we depend on."
November 29, 1999 |
A 2-3 record notwithstanding, USC has made it through one of the toughest weeks it will face this season in relatively good shape. The Trojans had only one bad loss among the three (Utah State) and, this being a week-to-week thing, there were no long-term injuries to their top six players. The only one hobbled is sixth man Jarvis Turner, who missed the last two games of the Maui Tournament because of a bad left foot but played sparingly against Duke in Saturday's John Wooden Classic.
January 22, 2001 |
Thirteen points is not a breakout game. And Brian Scalabrine knows it. The Trojans don't mind riding on the breakout season Sam Clancy appears to be having. But if they are going to compete with Stanford, Arizona and UCLA, another consistent scoring threat must emerge. Scalabrine began the season as a Wooden and Naismith candidate. When he averaged 27 points in the Yahoo! Sports Invitational tournament in Hawaii, the 6-foot-9 center looked ready for a big senior season.
January 27, 2010
The Phoenix Suns say guard Leandro Barbosa underwent successful surgery Tuesday to remove a ganglion cyst in his right wrist and he's expected to be sidelined up to six weeks. Barbosa has struggled with the wrist problem since last summer when he sprained it on a fall while playing for the Brazilian national team. He had fluid drained from the wrist in November, sat out three games and took anti-inflammatory drugs but the problems returned. Barbosa is averaging 10.6 points this season but shooting only 42.2% from the field.