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Luis Scola | Center/Forward | #4

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 241
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (27) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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Luis Scola has signed a deal to play for Shanxi in China.
This means his NBA career is likely all but over. Scola is 37 and wasn't able to land another deal in the states after he was waived by the Nets back in February. Sun, Jul 9, 2017 10:47:00 AM

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Luis Scola said that he may consider playing another season.

After being waived by the Nets back in February, Scola said he was leaning toward retirement after no other NBA team picked him up over the remainder of the regular season. If Scola plays in Europe, he said he'd only consider playing for Baskonia. "It'd very tough for me to play in Europe for a team that's not Baskonia, I'm so linked to people there. I'd only play for Baskonia," Scola said.
Tue, May 9, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Luis Scola said he's leaning towards retiring.

He was waived by the Nets in February because he was hoping to join a contender, but unfortunately that didn't work out. Scola just turned 36 years old Sunday, so it wouldn't be a surprise if this was the end of the road for the veteran. In 36 appearances for Brooklyn, Scola averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.5 triples in 12.8 minutes per game.
Source: TSN
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 12:46:00 PM

The Nets have officially waived Luis Scola.

Scola was playing on an expiring contract, but this will give him the chance to join a contender in what could be his final season in the NBA. With Scola no longer in the mix, Justin Hamitlon should have a few more minutes coming his way. Expect the Nets to sign another big with their open roster spot.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 11:20:00 AM

Luis Scola scored one point with four rebounds, one steal and four fouls in 11 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He picked up most of the backup center minutes and subbed in for Brook Lopez in the first quarter. This is likely a fluke and he can stay on the wire. He's basically in a timeshare for the backup five.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Luis Scola scored 14 points in eight minutes against the Pelicans on Friday with three rebounds and one 3-pointer.

Uhh, what? He had a 39.0 usage rate in his short playing time. The Nets were just ridiculous with their second unit with five players getting into double figures. Scola could get some run on Saturday with some possible rest for Brook Lopez, but he's not an add.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Luis Scola started for a resting Brook Lopez on Tuesday, but hit just 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points and five rebounds in 18 minutes.

This is not great news is you rolled the dice on Scola in DFS leagues. And with Bro-Lo simply getting a night off to rest, Scola is about ready to climb back into his hole.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Luis Scola will move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, with Brook Lopez (rest) unavailable.

Scola will likely be splitting minutes with Justin Hamilton and Anthony Bennett at the five-spot tonight, so it's tough to get too excited about him starting. Jeremy Lin, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic and Trevor Booker will be joining Scola in the starting five tonight, and Lin is the most attractive fantasy option out of this group as he should be more involved offensively sans Lopez.

Luis Scola double-doubled with 15 points (5-of-9 FGs), 11 rebounds, one assist and one triple in 16 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

We call this the garbage time special, as the Nets were blown out by 29 points. It's also worth noting that Justin Hamilton was out with a migraine. This was Scola's first double-double of the season and the points and rebounds were season highs. He belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Luis Scola made all five shots from the field and both free throws for 14 points against the Bucks on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

Brook Lopez (rest) was not in the lineup, which allowed Scola to get a few extra chances. He's not usually this diverse on the stat sheet and his career suggests he won't be picking up in most leagues.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 11:49:00 PM

Luis Scola started the second half of Wednesday's game, which he finished with eight points, three assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

Scola was subbed in at halftime during a few preseason games, and it may have been more than just experimentation from coach Kenny Atkinson. Even if the veteran emerges as a starter, which seems unlikely, he's a dubious fantasy asset.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Luis Scola started the second half for Brook Lopez on Wednesday.

And it took less than one game for Lopez's fantasy owners to be mad at coach Kenny Atkinson. It does not sound like an injury, which is a good indication of how tough it will be to predict this rotation.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 09:06:00 PM

Luis Scola will not play vs. the Knicks on Saturday.

The Nets already know what the veteran forward can do, so they will use this opportunity to evaluate their younger guys. Fantasy sleeper Chris McCullough should get a lot of burn tonight in addition to Trevor Booker.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:51:00 AM

Luis Scola posted 15 points, 10 rebounds and two 3-pointers during Argentina's 105-78 loss to the U.S. on Wednesday.

Argentina started strong but they lost steam as the game proceeded, finishing just 30-of-78 from the field as a team (38.5 percent). Scola wasn't too sharp himself, going just 6-of-16 from the field with five turnovers and four personal fouls in what could be his final game on the international stage.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 07:35:00 PM

Luis Scola scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist, one turnover and one 3-pointer against Spain during a 92-73 loss on Monday.

The savvy Spanish team neutralized his low-post game and kept a body on him in the perimeter, as well. Scola is much better on the international stage, but his days of making a noteworthy impact in the NBA look to be behind him.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:55:00 PM

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