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Luis Scola | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: None
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Luis Scola will join George Hill, Evan Turner, Rasual Butler and Roy Hibbert in the starting five for the Pacers tonight.
Scola and Turner look like decent fantasy plays tonight, but we'd stay away from the rest of them. Apr 16 - 6:52 PM

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Luis Scola started for the Pacers, who rested all five starters, and hit 11-of-17 shots for 24 points and nine rebounds as Indy held on for a 104-102 win over the Bucks Tuesday.

Well, that tells you just how bad the Bucks are, while the Pacers actually gained on the Heat with the win tonight. In fact, they passed them and moved back into the No. 1 seed in the East, just in time for Friday's game at Miami. Surely the Pacers will stop the nonsense, try to figure out how to get the starters back on the same page and possibly secure homecourt all the way through the Eastern playoffs with a win on Friday. If not, maybe they'll start all the scrubs again, and if that happens, Scola is a must-start. The Pacers have to try to win that game, as the two teams are a combined 18-23 since March 4.
Apr 9 - 11:35 PM

Luis Scola will start against the Bucks on Wednesday with all five starters resting.

He's played more that 25 minutes just twice in a game this season, posting a 17-point, four-board game on Nov. 22 and a 12-point, 10-board game on Dec. 10. Scola should be able to put up a double-double with solid field goal percentage, but his potential owners shouldn't expect much else.
Apr 9 - 2:16 PM

Luis Scola got hot against the Bulls on Friday, scoring a team-high 19 points with six boards and one block in just 20 minutes.

He shot 9-of-12 from the field for his best scoring output as a Pacer. David West has played well as the team's power forward, so he's obviously not in jeopardy of losing playing time to Scola. The Argentine has played just 15.5 minutes per game this month and is really only worth owning in deeper leagues.
Mar 21 - 11:13 PM

Luis Scola grabbed six rebounds but missed all five of his FG attempts to finish scoreless in just 13 minutes of action on Wednesday.

As unsightly as Scola's line was tonight, it shouldn't have hurt many fantasy owners given his utter lack of value prior to the All-Star break. He's hardly worth a glance as long as David West is healthy.
Feb 12 - 10:29 PM

Luis Scola scored a season-high 18 points off the bench on 8-of-11 shooting against the Pistons on Monday to go with four boards and two assists in 20 minutes.

He had his mid-range game working tonight and scored most of his points outside of the paint. Scola has double-digit scoring games in five of his seven games, but has just one block over that span. He's not much help in fantasy outside of points and field goal percentage.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:23:00 PM

Luis Scola played just 16 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but still had 14 points and six rebounds in a win over the Jazz.

He's averaging 12 points and 5.5 rebounds over his last two games, but scored eight or fewer in each of his previous three games. And the fact he's played 16 or fewer minutes in three straight games means he should be on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:13:00 AM

Luis Scola missed all four of his field goal attempts in 21 minutes vs. the Sixers on Saturday.

Scola made three free throws and grabbed five rebounds, but this about sums up his lack of fantasy appeal. The Pacers won the game even without much help from Scola, keeping pace with the Spurs for the best record in the NBA at 12-1. And with Derrick Rose out indefinitely due to a torn medial meniscus, the Pacers seem like a lock to win the Central division.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Luis Scola shot 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points in 25 minutes against the Celtics on Friday to go with four boards, one assist and two steals.

He scored eight points in each of his last three games and didn't top more than 21 minutes in any outing either. Scola has never really had much upside in fantasy for lack of shot blocking, so he's not really someone that will be worth picking up while David West and Roy Hibbert are healthy. West finished with 17 points, eight boards, three assists and three steals in 29 minutes.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Luis Scola played 21 minutes against the Magic on Tuesday and had eight points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover on 4-of-7 shooting.

He was the only big man on the Pacers not to get any of their 18 blocks on Tuesday, which has been a weakness to his value. While Scola was a great addition to their team in reality, he'll have a tough time sustaining value in most leagues with a healthy David West.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Luis Scola shot 10-of-19 from the field in Argentina's consolation game victory over the Dominican Republic, scoring 23 points, with nine rebounds and five assists.

Scola was great throughout the tournament and he can obviously still play at a high level. His role in Indiana as a backup to David West really hurts his fantasy value though, as he will likely be more valuable to the Pacers than he is to fantasy owners.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Luis Scola continued his massive FIBA tournament in a win for Argentina, scoring 23 points with seven boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

He's hit five 3-pointers in his last four games, which is not something that's usually in his arsenal. In fact, of his 5,714 shot attempts his career, Scola has only made four triples. We're not expecting this to translate to his fantasy value, but his stellar play has to make the Pacers feel good about picking him up from Phoenix. He will come off the bench and isn't worth drafting in standard leagues.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Luis Scola shot 10-of-17 from the field in Argentina's FIBA win over Puerto Rico on Thursday, scoring 23 points with eight boards, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He's been on a tear in his five games, averaging 16 points, 7.2 boards and 3.0 assists in just 28.8 minutes. This summer, the Pacers picked up Scola for very little from the Suns and he could be used to give David West a little more rest this year. Scola isn't quite worth drafting in standard leagues, though.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 08:43:00 PM

Coach Frank Vogel called newly acquired PF Luis Scola "one of the savviest players ever at the power forward spot."

Scola will be an upgrade offensively on last year's backup power forward, Tyler Hansbrough. But he won't come close to the 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds he's averaged throughout his six-year NBA career. Note that David West played 33.4 minutes a night last year and missed just nine games. Scola may be savvy and a Vogel favorite, but his fantasy value is in the tank.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 03:10:00 PM

The Pacers will trade Miles Plumlee, Gerald Green and a 2014 lottery protected first-round pick to the Suns for Luis Scola.

Scola has been the model of consistency over his career. He's missed just eight games over his six-year career and has shot 50.4 percent from the field in that span. The Suns are in the midst of an overhaul and new GM Ryan McDonough isn't hesitating to put his stamp on the team and has already pulled off a tremendous deal to acquire Eric Bledsoe, and is now stockpiling picks. Scola's value takes a hit here and he will play behind David West at power forward. Conversely, it looks like Markieff Morris' strong summer league made quite the impression on the Suns and he's gaining momentum.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Rasual Butler
SF1Paul George
2Evan Turner
3Solomon Hill
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Andrew Bynum
3Ian Mahinmi
4Lavoy Allen