Thanks to house-cleaning efforts associated with the Houston Rockets' inspired quest to acquire Dwight Howard, the Phoenix Suns were able to land another power forward.
According to reports, the Suns have won a waiver auction that will deliver 32-year-old Luis Scola to Planet Orange. Scola, who was on the Rockets' payroll for another 21 million over the next three seasons, was designated for amnesty duty, making him available to auction bidders. The Rockets must pay the balance of Scola's contract, but his number will be removed from their salary cap.
With 10 million on the final year of Scola's deal not guaranteed, Phoenix had to enter a bid of at least 3.3 million per season and ante up 10 million over three years.
The Suns, whose attempt to land restricted free agent Eric Gordon was turned back when the New Orleans Hornets matched their offer sheet Saturday afternoon, reportedly have slapped their own amnesty tag on forward Josh Childress. Childress also was owed around 21 mil...