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Luis Scola | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: None
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The Pacers and Luis Scola are mutually interested in working out a new contract.
"We'll see how it goes," Larry Bird said. Scola would be a solid bench presence for the Pacers, but it's not clear how close the two sides may be in seeing eye-to-eye on the value of a new deal for the 35-year-old big man. May 25 - 10:17 AM

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Luis Scola has stayed in Indianapolis to continue his postseason workouts.

While Scola will be a free agent this summer, the 35-year old stayed in Indianapolis to work out so he could be a step closer to fulfilling Pacers' team president Larry Bird's wishes by re-signing with the Pacers. Scola reportedly has no intentions of retiring and would again serve as a solid bench player for the Pacers after averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds during the 2014-15 season. His fantasy value, however, is limited at this point in his career and he shouldn't be a target in standard league drafts.
May 19 - 9:31 AM

Larry Bird said that he would like to bring back Luis Scola next season.

Scola is a quality reserve in the league, but with season averages of just 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, he’s nowhere near being a standard league asset.
Apr 17 - 3:42 PM

Luis Scola finished Tuesday's sloppy 99-95 win vs. the Wizards with zero points, assists or blocks in 17 minutes off the bench.

The veteran power forward has had some nice moments since the All-Star break, including a 23-point game on Apr. 5, but tonight was not one of them. He grabbed seven rebounds and stole the ball once but missed both of his field goal attempts, and contributed to the Pacers' bench shooting a horrific 25.8 percent from the field.
Apr 14 - 11:45 PM

Luis Scola racked up teams highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. the Heat on Sunday, making 10-of-15 shots with one assist in a mere 19 minutes of action.

He was the only Pacers big man to take advantage of the Heat's injury problems but tonight's per-minute bonanza is obviously not sustainable. The Pacers have only five games remaining in the regular season and Scola is nothing more than a deep-league rebounding specialist.
Apr 5 - 8:47 PM

Luis Scola drew a start against the Bucks on Thursday with David West (illness) out, finishing with 15 points, nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

He has a knack for getting free on cuts and he had a lot of success with that tonight on the weak side of plays. David West (illness) only had an allergic reaction, so he's probably going to be ready to play in the near future. Considering his upside isn't too high and the Pacers are off until Sunday, Scola isn't a great add.
Mar 26 - 10:42 PM

Luis Scola will start in place of David West (illness) against the Bucks on Thursday.

In his previous 15 starts, Scola averaged 8.9 points, 7.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals, With Rodney Stuckey (calf) also out, there should be more shots to go around, so Scola may have a chance to score in the teens. Give him a look if you're looking for a last-second stream spot.
Mar 26 - 7:31 PM

The Pacers' bench dominated the Magic on Tuesday, aided by Luis Scola's 15 points (6-of-8 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), 10 rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

Rodney Stuckey stole the show but Scola was no slouch, recording just his sixth double-double of the season. He's settled into a nice groove with the second unit, but is only worth a glance in 14-team leagues while David West is healthy.
Mar 10 - 9:26 PM

Luis Scola explained that his adjustment to coming off the bench has been easier this season.

Hampered last season by a sore shooting elbow, Scola is now comfortable and healthy. "It took me a little while to get used to (playing off the bench)," he said. "When you have a consistent role you get to know what your team is going to do and they know how you play and you know when you're going to get into the game and how many minutes you play," he added. Scola got some run with the starters early this year when David West (ankle) was out, and it's benefiting him nicely now. In unrelated news, Scola had a red welt on his knee after Sunday's win, but it's not expected to be an issue.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 2 - 10:05 AM

Luis Scola led the Pacers' second unit on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in just 19 minutes of action.

The 76ers yield monster games to role players with regularity, so view Scola's big night in context. Scoring and rebounding are Scola's strong-suits, and those two categories are the only reasons to own him in deep fantasy leagues.
Mar 1 - 9:59 PM

Luis Scola notched his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in 26 bench minutes vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

The boards tied Scola's season high and he only turned the ball over once while shooting an efficient 6-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from the FT line. This was easily one of his best games all season and one outlier performance doesn't change his poor post-break fantasy outlook.
Feb 8 - 9:59 PM

Luis Scola (rest) will be active against the Kings on Saturday.

Scola was a healthy scratch on Thursday so that he could get some extra rest, but he will have to step back into the rotation vs. the Kings now that Lavoy Allen has been ruled out with a sore knee. However, considering that Scola has been a major disappointment this season, owners outside of deeper leagues should look the other way.
Jan 31 - 11:50 AM

Luis Scola (rest) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings.

With Lavoy Allen (knee) being listed as questionable, there's a chance Frank Vogel is forced to bring Scola back into the rotation. However, Scola wasn't even able to carve out standard league value as a starter for Indiana, so he's not going to be an option in most leagues as a reserve. Chris Copeland figures to be the primary big off the bench if both Allen and Scola are unavailable on Saturday.
Jan 30 - 1:08 PM

Luis Scola was rested on Thursday night.

It was scheduled rest, according to coach Frank Vogel. Scola is not going to have much fantasy value while David West is healthy and his upside isn't high anyway, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 10:04 PM

Luis Scola played 22 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday with 14 points, six rebounds and one block.

He should see a few more minutes of action, but Scola's per-minute averages suggest he won't be moving into the standard-league discussion for fantasy owners. Lavoy Allen is probably the better pickup in deep leagues until Roy Hibbert (ankle) can return.
Jan 8 - 1:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington