If the writing were not already on the wall for Luis Scolathis offseason, the Houston Rockets confirmed it with a post-NBA Draft phonecall: His days as a Rocket were numbered.
While Scola was surprised to leave Houston via the amnesty clause instead of atrade, he soon received another surprise a pleasant one in learning he'dbeen picked up by the Phoenix Suns.
"When I found out it was Phoenix I was a little surprised because therewas a lot of talking between some other teams that supposedly were going tobid," Scola said during a conference call Tuesday. "I startedthinking, and I think it's a great situation. ... The more I think about it, themore I want to go there and play."
Scola, a 6-foot-9 forward who is currently prepping for the Olympics with theArgentinean national team, had heard most from the Dallas Mavericks andCleveland Cavaliers, with both telling him they would bid for his services. TheSuns never seemed like a possibility, probably in part because they already hada ...