Former Rockets, Pacers, and Raptors forward Luis Scola still has some legs left in him. Scola was a drag on the Raptors' defense last year, but his offense and work ethic still earned him starters minutes for long stretches of the season. Now The Vertical reports that the free agent 36-year-old Argentinian has elected to join the Brooklyn Nets:
Free agent forward Luis Scola has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 12, 2016
Brooklyn GM Sean Marks spent several years in the Spurs' organization's front office and the Spurs have always been high on Scola, regretting trading him to the Rockets after San Antonio drafted him. Scola brings a good mix of veteran leadership and skill to a team that is starting over without the benefit of draft picks. He should mesh well with Brook Lopez in certain lineups and can help the Nets' youngsters with learning how to run an offense.
It's a cheap, value-oriented pickup for the Nets, the kind they've been making all offseason, despite the absence of a splashy move.
Scola averaged 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds last season for Toronto.