Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 5:20 pm  |  19 responses

Luis Scola Waived By the Houston Rockets

Welp … As expected, Luis Scola was shown the door today by the Houston Rockets, as they continue to desperately chase after Dwight Howard. Per the Houston Chronicle: “The Rockets waived forward Luis Scola through the NBA amnesty provision to clear cap space for trades they hope to make, a person with knowledge of the move said. They faced a Tuesday deadline to make the move, but an individual with knowledge of their thinking said on Wednesday they planned to make the move by Friday to give Scola greater opportunities with other teams. [...]Teams under the cap have until Sunday afternoon to claim Scola off waivers. The Rockets would pay whatever is left after their bid for him of the $30 million remaining on his contract. If he is not claimed on waivers, they would pay all of the $21 million over three years guaranteed on his contract. Scola’s salary will not count toward the Rockets’ salary cap or luxury tax figures. The move opens additional cap room to take on salary in a trade, with talks ongoing with the Orlando Magic in which the Rockets would take back multiple players with long-term contracts. Scola averaged 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in his five seasons with the Rockets.”

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  • R32

    Rockets making a fool out of themselves. D12 want to be in Brooklyn, not Houston.

  • RV6

    The rockets are being decisive in their decisions. You can’t keep playing .500 ball every year with B talent. You don’t win without at least one superstar. you’re either going to sign them, trade for them, or draft them. The moves they’re making opens them up for all 3 options within the next year or two.

  • alphabeta

    Don’t worry now they will be playing 0.200 ball this season and the next.

  • AyoMino

    Rockets must know something that the rest of the NBA doesn’t. there’s no way they are making all these moves without a formal consent that D12 will stay in Houston… If anything, D12 will agree to stay long term with the Lakers before the Rockets.

  • justin05

    If that alphabeta…if that lol. The Bobcats would crush their roster as is.

  • http://www.slamonline.com 19821982

    I’m slightly more interested to see where he ends up than Dwight at the moment. This could be a huge difference…it could also mean squat depending on who bids. But right now, I’m intrigued.

  • jinolin

    He would fit nicely on the Sixers imho, granted he would fit nicely on 80% of the teams in the league.

  • derby

    ^^ jeremy lin is the answer @ayo,,they want to promote both in the asian nba market with their alley oops combo”s &stuff…they did it once with yao ,now they know perfectly how to make money of that so mr morey must planning on the merchendise

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    When this is all over, Dwight will have been personally responsible for messing up the career plans of a LOT of NBA players. I’m sure there are plenty of dudes who would have got signed,stayed with the team they wanted, just bought a house, etc. before they got sucked into this mess by his lack of professionalism.

  • Jose

    CO-sign AyoMino, I’ve never seen Houston be so active as they have been this off-season. somebody knows something.

  • Mvpitzki

    Mavs gon put a bid for him as they have cap space. Consolation price for missing on Deron and Nash as well as letting kidd and Terry walk……..a sign and trade of Mahimni for Darren Collison and Danhtay Jones and signing Kaman as well as claiming Brand and probably Scola as well

  • Mvpitzki

    Im liking this offseason more and more

  • http://slam flight9

    Bulls pls get Scola cola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gusist

    If someone says he’s taking his talents to south beach, grow the f**k up

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lakers will get him.

  • Clay

    He’s taking his talents to south beach

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I wish flight. Scotland is a great player this was dumb.

  • Lloyd


  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Scola* lol damn u autocorrect