Found July 12, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
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 forward. Scola was slotted to make $9.4 million this coming season, as a part of the three years and $30.7 million left on his contract.
With the Cavs no longer linked to Kris Humphries in the Dwight Howard mega-trade, this is a connection that definitely makes some sense. Scola has averaged 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in his five-year NBA career, building a reputation as a dependable low-post scoring presence and rebounder. He’s not likely ever going to make an All-Star team, but he’s a solid veteran that could fit in nicely with the Cleveland frontcourt.
Per the amnesty waiver process, teams must may sealed bids to the Rockets for his services. The highest bid will pay that portion of Scola’s salary for this coming season. The official announcement on Scola’s release is expected in the coming days.
[Related: Report: Cavs discussing sign and trade of Antawn Jamison]
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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...
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 Houston Rockets will use the amnesty provision to waive forward Luis Scola, a move intended to improve the Rockets' chances of landing Dwight Howard, Yahoo! Sports reported. The Rockets will file the paperwork on Friday, according to the report, and getting rid of the final three years and $21 million left on Scola's contract will clear cap room to lure Howard. The...
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. [...]
With Brooklyn reportedly out of the Dwight Howard trade sweepstakes, the Houston Rockets are seen as the new favorites to make a trade for the big man. It was once thought that the Rockets could end up with Andrew Bynum in a trade that would send Howard to the Lakers. But according to the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are now negotiating directly with the Magic and the Magic are...
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...
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...