Trade Alert: Luis Scola Traded To Indiana Pacers.
Luis Scola traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Indiana Pacers.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Scola is a perfect fit for an Indiana system that requires big-men to shoot an outside jumper and be physical under the hoop.
Luis Scola was officially traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Indiana Pacers for Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee, and a 2014 protected first round draft pick. Scola averaged 12.8 PPG and 6.6 RPG last season. This is down slightly from his career numbers of 14.2 PPG and 7.5 RPG over the course of his 6-year NBA career that has taken him from the Houston Rockets to the Phoenix Suns, and now to the Indiana Pacers. His biggest standout year statistically was with the Houston Rockets in 2010-2011 when he went for 18.3 PPG.
Indiana expects to use Scola as a backup to David West and Roy Hibbert. This looks like a perfect fit for Scola who is both physical underneath and capable of hitting a mid-range jumper. These are the essential traits Indiana likes to see in their bigs and this is a perfect off-season addition to the Pacer lineup that already is capable of making a legitimate run at the Eastern Conference title.
Scola will get $4.8 million this season, but his long term future is still unknown as he will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
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