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Scola agrees to five-year deal with Rockets

Posted on: July 15, 2010 8:28 pm
LAS VEGAS -- The Rockets won't have to worry about anyone trying to steal Luis Scola with an offer sheet. Not that it was much of a concern, anyway.

Scola, a restricted free agent, agreed to a five-year, $47 million extension with Houston Thursday, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to

The agreement was first reported by the Houston Chronicle .

Scola, 30, averaged 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds last season with the Rockets. The fifth year of his extension is partially guaranteed and includes performance bonuses that would bring the total value to $47 million, the person with knowledge of the deal told

The Rockets were expecting the Nets and Bobcats, among others, to tempt Scola with an offer sheet, which owner Leslie Alexander was completely committed to matching, sources said. That's now a moot point, as is the offer sheet guard Kyle Lowry signed with the Cavs, which Houston GM Daryl Morey already has announced that the team will match.

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