The White Mamba is back!
The Bulls re-signed fan favorite Brian Scalabrine Monday afternoon to an undisclosed contract.
Scalabrine earned the nickname "The White Mamba" after Kobe Bryant's "Black Mamba" nickname took the basketball world by storm. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward has became very popular during his one year in Chicago and every time he took the court late in the game, fans started "MVP" chants and began deeming his arrival on the hardwood as "The Victory Formation."
Fans will be treated to more of the same in the 2011-12 season.
Scalabrine is a Tom Thibodeau favorite dating back to their Boston days and though he played sparingly (just 4.9 minutes per game in 18 contests last season), he was still a vital part of the Bulls' team chemistry.
Chicago's roster now stands at 12 players, though Rip Hamilton's seemingly impending signing could bump that up very soon.
On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill are joined by Darnell Mayberry.
0:45 On chances Bulls trade up to 4 or 5
2:00 On Darius Garland and why Kendall thinks he could be better than Ja Morant
2:50 What would be the cost of moving up to 5?
4:00 On Bulls need at point guard- draft or free agency?
4:45 Odds that Coby White falls to the Bulls at 7. Darnell has concerns with White’s skill set
7:35 Will the Celtics surprise everyone and move into the top 5?
8:30 Trade scenarios involving the Pelicans
10:25 Assuming no trades, who do Bulls take at 7?
13:25 Concerns over Cam Reddish’s motor
15:30 On Jazz trade for Mike Conley, price too high?
17:50 On Bulls potential interest in Ricky Rubio (Kendall has a different veteran free agent idea….)
20:20 Darnell predicts that Derrick Rose joins LeBron and the Lakers
21:10 On Bulls interest in Malcolm Brogdon
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:
Bulls Talk Podcast