NBA Rumors: With veteran Luis Scola in the free agency market, which team will pick him up for the second half of the season?
The Brooklyn Nets requested a waiver on Luis Scola earlier this week, leaving the 36-year-old power forward on the open market.
In a reduced role, Scola was averaging five points and four rebounds in roughly 13 minutes per night with the Brooklyn Nets this season.
The question is, where will Scola end up? His choice, in all likelihood, and as is the case for many veterans that are bought out at this time of the year, is to join a championship caliber team. A handful of teams, such as the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics are looking to add a big man to their team.
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However, is Scola the answer?
The Spurs could be a contender to sign their original 2002 second-round pick. The Argentinian big man would join fellow countryman Manu Ginóbili and a Spurs team poised for another great playoff run led by Gregg Popovich. Scola would provide depth to the Spurs bench, and would be a solid addition to an already great Spurs frontcourt.
Another contender for Scola could be the first NBA team he saw minutes with, the Houston Rockets. Scola spent his prime years with the Rockets (2007-12), providing the team with great depth. Houston has already made one interesting move, at the NBA Trade Deadline, acquiring Lou Williams.
The Boston Celtics, following a huge win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, are also a team that could sign Scola this season. The Celtics could use Scola as a backup to Al Horford at power forward and would provide great depth.
Where Luis Scola will end up is a question that remains unanswered at this point. Whoever does obtain the Argentinian forward will put him to good use immediately as a backup that could provide leadership and scoring.