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As an active Twitter user and after browsing our reader’s comments every day, I try to get the general consensus of what fans are discussing regarding the San Antonio Spurs.A few readers keep bringing up the idea of the Spurs signing Elton Brand now that he’s been amnestied by the Philadelphia 76ers. With word coming out of Houston late Wednesday evening that the Rockets were thinking of using the amnesty clause on Luis Scola, my twitter followers started inquiring about the possibility of Scola playing with the Spurs.
To see if the Spurs could have a chance at any amnesty candidates, one must understand how the amnesty clause works first.
I’ll admit, I’m not the “Larry Coon” of Project Spurs when it comes to team salaries and all the details of player contracts; I usually leave the economics up to our own Trevor Zickgraf. However I was interested in getting a general understanding of how the amnesty clause works.
Here’s my simple explanation of the amnesty clause using a player ...
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The Rockets did the unthinkable -- they waived one of their top players from the past few seasons. Find out why they did it.
HOUSTON Luis Scola spoke with a sincerity that even his coarse Spanish accent could not mask. When he opened his mouth to respond to a question, one could guarantee authenticity from the ensuing words.
When the Rockets honored Scola as a member of their All-Decade Team of the 2000s on April 26, his humility was genuine. He shared that honor with Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady, Shane...
According to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks look to make a run at former Houston Rockets power forward Luis Scola if they’re unable to land former Philadelphia 76ers’ big man Elton Brand.
Both players were waived through the amnesty clause by their teams recently. With the Mavs having a lot of cap space, they are one of the first teams to have bids on amnestied...
The Dallas Mavericks have won their bid for the services of veteran big man Elton Brand, per a report from Y! Sports Adrian Wojnaworski: The Dallas Mavericks have successfully claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, a league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2012 Brand was waived by the Sixers Thursday [...]
No one exactly knows what the Houston Rockets are up to these days with their constant roster moves. Regardless, with today’s news of their upcoming amnesty move on F Luis Scola, the Cleveland Cavaliers are already linked to have some interest.
ProBasketballDraft cited a source on Twitter that both the Cavs and Dallas Mavericks have some early interest in the 32-year-old Argentine...
The Houston Rockets have waived forward Luis Scola using the amnesty clause, clearing more salary space with a major move in mind.
The one-time provision allows Scola to leave without his remaining contract counting against the team's salary cap or luxury tax. Scola is due to make about $21 million over the next three seasons.
A fan favorite in Houston, the 6-foot-9 Scola averaged...
The Dallas Mavericks claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, the team announced. The Mavs submitted a winning bid $2.1 million, sources told ESPN.com. Brand had been released Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers. "Excited," Brand told ESPN.com. "I figured that I'd be claimed (off waivers) and that's definitely the destination I was hoping for. It's...
The Dallas Mavericks may have lost out on the point guard sweepstakes in Deron Williams and Steve Nash, but they are still making moves. A nice move, if it works out for them, is the fact the club is looking to make an amnesty bid on Luis Scola via ESPN. They are also in the mix for [...]
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets waived forward Luis Scola on Friday, clearing more salary space with a major move in mind.
The one-time use of the amnesty clause allows Scola to leave without his remaining contract counting against the team's salary cap or luxury tax. Scola is due to make about 21 million over the next three seasons.
A fan favorite in Houston, the 6-foot...
The Rockets have decided to amnesty fan favorite forward Luis Scola, according to Yahoo! Sports. Scola who had three years and $21 million left on his contract, is now a biddable piece for multiple teams in the league.
The Rockets are clearing space for Dwight Howard. The “Dwightmare” saga continues, and the Rockets are not bluffing. [...]
The Lakers are targeting Antawn Jamison, Elton Brand and Jermaine O'Neal as they look to improve the frontcourt.
The Houston Rockets are scrambling to clear the salary cap space required to absorb the high-priced contracts Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan wants to unload to any team that takes All-NBA center Dwight Howard via trade. The Rockets dealt point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors and used the amnesty provision to waive power forward Luis Scola and the three years...
Via ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford:
Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets, if they go ahead with their widely reported plans to release starting power forward Luis Scola via the NBA’s amnesty clause, are prepared to absorb the contracts of Jason Richardson, Glen Davis and Chris Duhon — in addition to sending Orlando multiple future first-round...
The Orlando Magic suspended trade talks for Dwight Howard this past week, but it’s become increasingly evident that the Houston Rockets are becoming the more enticing package for Orlando. They are rumored to amnesty Luis Scola just to make themselves a better landing spot for Dwight Howard and via ESPN it seems Orlando prefers the [...]