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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Rockets Are Actively Exploring Trades Of Luis Scola

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By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Houston Rockets are actively looking to trade veteran power forward Luis Scola, according to league sources briefed on Houston's plans.

Although a specific trade partner for Houston has not yet emerged, sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets -- stocked with big forwards after coming away with Royce White and Terrence Jones in the NBA draft earlier this week -- are working to find a new home for Scola as they rebuild their roster.

Veteran guards Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin have also been made available in various trade scenarios by the Rockets as they continue to stockpile young assets as part of their well-chronicled intent to pursue Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard or another franchise player in trade scenarios.

Scola, a 2002 second-round pick by San Antonio, played in all 66 games last season. The 32-year-old Argentinian averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 2011-12.

Martin and Lowry, along with Scola, represent Houston's three leading scorers from last season despite Martin and Lowry playing in just 40 and 47 games, respectively.

The Rockets tried to deal Martin and Scola to New Orleans last December as part of the failed three-team trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers and brought Pau Gasol to Houston.

Scola has two fully guaranteed years left on his contract worth just under $20 million and a partially guaranteed $11 million due in 2014-15.


http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8116393/houston-rockets-actively-shopping-luis-scola-sources-say

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 01:49 PM

He had really high value a few trade deadlines back. Real workhorse, but way over-payed. We are good with Jordan Hill

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 03:11 PM

they have like 10 forwards lol!!!

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Report: Rockets May Amnesty Luis Scola As Prelude To Dwight Trade

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Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Houston Rockets are considering using the amnesty provision on forward Luis Scola, likely within the next 48 hours, in order to create enough salary-cap room to take on the additional contracts the Orlando Magic want to package with Dwight Howard.

Scola has three years and $21 million remaining on his contract. The Magic are said to be trying to move the contracts of guard Jason Richardson (three years, $18.6 million remaining), forward Hedo Turkoglu (two years, $23.8 million) and guard Chris Duhon (two years, $7.5 million).

A source told Feigen that at one point on Wednesday the two sides appeared close to an agreement on a trade for Howard, but the Magic backed off to consider their options.


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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Mavericks To Bid On Luis Scola

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By Brad Townsend / Reporter
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9:41 pm on July 14, 2012 | Permalink

As of Saturday night, a Mavericks source said the franchise is leaning strongly toward submitting a bid on Sunday for amnestied former Rockets forward Luis Scola.

The source added, however, that the Mavericks expect other teams’ bids to be higher than the one they would submit.

Unlike Elton Brand, whom the Mavericks claimed Friday with a bid of $2.1 million on his one-year contract, Scola bidders would have to bid at least $3.3 million for the 2012-13 season and at least $10 million spread over three years. That would cover the non-guaranteed portion of Scola’s contract, as required under the amnesty rules.

Houston must pay Scola the $20.6 million he’s guaranteed for 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

The Mavericks are about $4 million under the salary cap, though they could create more room if necessary by waiving a player currently on the roster and spreading the salary cap hit over three years.

The Mavericks, however, are comfortable with their new center-power forward rotation of Chris Kaman at starting center and Dirk Nowitzki and power forward, Elton Brand backing up both positions and Shawn Marion playing power forward minutes in addition to small forward.

Getting Scola not only would be a bonus for next season’s roster, but a valuable asset for potential trades.

The Mavericks and other teams under the salary cap have until 4 p.m. (Central time) Sunday to submit bids for Scola. The winning bid will be known shortly thereafter.


http://mavsblog.dallasnews.com/2012/07/mavericks-plan-to-bid-but-not-optimistic-of-landing-luis-scola.html/

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 01:22 PM

Suns Sign Luis Scola

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Phoenix lands forward Luis Scola from amnesty wire, source confirms.


https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/224612346046316544




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