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The Phoenix Suns have traded power forward Luis Scola to the Indiana Pacers. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has the details on the trade:
The Indiana Pacers have reached agreement on a deal to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Pacers will send Miles Plumlee, Gerald Green and a lottery protected 2014 first-round pick to the Suns for Scola, sources said.
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This is a great move for the Indiana Pacers since they have just lost power forward Tyler Hansbrough to the Raptors and they are also looking to add some scoring off the bench. If you just look at replacing Hansbrough with Scola, this move is great for the Pacers. They lose Hansbrough’s toughness off the bench, but they already have plenty of toughness with Paul George, Roy Hibbert, and David West as enforcers anyways. Adding Scola’s scoring makes them more balanced and much more dangerous (Per 36 minutes, Tyler Hansbrough averaged 15 points and 9.8 rebounds per game last season; Per 36 minutes, Luis Scola averaged 17.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game last season).
In addition to Scola, the Pacers have added point guard C.J. Watson and small forward Chris Copeland to bolster their bench. Plus, they will be getting Danny Granger back. So the Pacers are looking at a George Hill, Danny Granger, Paul George, David West, Roy Hibbert starting five with C.J. Watson, Chris Copeland, Luis Scola, and Lance Stephenson off the bench. That’s a really scary looking team that should really worry the Miami Heat and the rest of the Eastern Conference.
As for the Suns, they are looking to get younger and they are looking to stock up on draft picks so they can have a quick rebuild. They aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so trading a solid player like Luis Scola actually makes sense for them if they can get a good deal for him.
However, the big story in all this isn’t the Suns, it’s the Pacers, who continue to get better every season and continue to apply the pressure on the Miami Heat, who once again are the favorites to win the Eastern Conference and NBA Championship next season. A move like this sends a clear message from the Pacers to the Heat and the rest of the NBA that they are serious about contending, and they are looking to win a title right now.
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