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Luis Scola | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: None
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Luis Scola scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers against the Hornets on Thursday.
David West (ankle) is very questionable to start the year, so we should see a lot of Scola to start the season. He's never really been a consistent fantasy asset because he rarely contributes in other categories besides points and boards. Scola is more of a short-term add and we like Chris Copeland more as a late-round pick for his upside. Oct 23 - 9:48 PM

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Luis Scola is expected to start against the Wolves on Tuesday.

As it stands right now, he could be the starter on opening night with David West dealing with an ankle injury. Scola has rarely turned in top-100 value because he's only a two-category player, so fantasy owners shouldn't be overly excited about picking him up.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 20 - 10:30 AM

Luis Scola scored 30 points in a losing effort for Argentina on Sunday, making 11-of-19 FGs and 7-of-11 FTs with nine rebounds and one block.

Scola's one-man show wasn't sufficient to counter Croatia's balanced scoring, but it's nice to see the Pacers' veteran thriving in the World Cup. He's not a reliable fantasy asset as a backup behind David West, but would be a nice waiver wire pickup if injuries strike Indiana's frontcourt.
Source: FIBA.com
Aug 31 - 3:34 PM

Luis Scola picked up some extra playing time during Thursday's loss to the Hawks with 20 minutes, scoring 17 points with three boards and no turnovers.

Roy Hibbert was as about as useless as an ejection seat in a helicopter tonight and it allowed Scola to play much of the fourth quarter. Scola came out hot in the fourth quarter, making 5-of-5 to start the frame and finishing 7-of-11 over the entire game. The Pacers are a complete mess and it wouldn't be a shock to see coach Frank Vogel mix things up and move Scola into the starting lineup.
Apr 24 - 10:02 PM

Luis Scola came off the bench to hit 9-of-14 shots in just 19 minutes and finish with 20 points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's big Game 2 win over the Hawks.

This was Scola's best game of the season off the bench for the Pacers and he picked the right time to make it happen. If David West (8 points, 2 rebounds) continues to struggle against Paul Millsap, we could continue to see more Scola for the rest of this series.
Apr 22 - 9:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chris Copeland
3Solomon Hill
4Damjan Rudez
5Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington