Written by: Kevin Early
Going once, going twice, sold! Luis Scola is sold to the Phoenix Suns.
That is right, Luis Scola is now a Sun after he was amnestied from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets avoided his last three years and $21 million by waiving the 6’ 9” 245 pound forward. Scola averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 rebounds last season and joins a rebuilding Suns team.
"We are excited to have won the bid for Luis Scola and to add a player of his caliber to our roster," Lon Babby, the Suns' president of basketball operations, said in a release. "We greatly value the production he will bring and the leadership he will provide to our younger players."
Scola joins Michael Beasley and Goran Dragic in what has been a busy offseason for Phoenix. The Suns traded Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers and were looking to make some moves. It is not known how many teams were in on the bidding war other than the Suns and the Mavericks.
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