Luis Scola PF/C TOR 2 months ago

Scola is finalizing a one-year deal with the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.

Scola tweeted earlier Wednesday night that he was headed north, but this is the first report of an actual deal. The contract is worth $3 million and would allow Scola to bolster an already strong front court after averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 21 minutes per game last season with the Pacers.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 2 months ago

Scola announced on Twitter that he will sign with the Raptors.

No official report has come out on his contract negotiations, but Scola could be a valuable asset to the Raptors front court with DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 3 months ago

Scola averaged 9.4 points, 1.3 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 21 minutes per game during 81 regular season games in 2014-15. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Scola came off the bench as a role player for most of the season, playing behind David West in the lineup. During November, Scola was rotated into the starting lineup in place of the injured West, averaging 8.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 25 mpg over 16 contests. Though he's a competent scorer and rebounder, Scola hasn't had a big enough role over the last three seasons to hold consistent value in standard leagues. Heading into free agency, Scola could fill a similar role for a team as a solid bench player, but at age 35, his production is on the decline.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Scola scored a season-high and team-high 23 points (10-15 FG, 3-3 FT) in Sunday's win over the Heat to go with 12 rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

This was Scola's second straight game with double-digit rebounds and the third time in his past six games that he's scored in double figures.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Scola will start in place of David West (illness) at Milwaukee on Thursday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

West's illness has been described as an allergic reaction, but the severity is unknown. In 15 previous starts this season, Scola fared well, averaging 8.9 points (on 50 percent shooting), 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 0.7 steals in 25 minutes.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Scola posted a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and one block in 31 minutes of action Friday against the Cavaliers.

Scola is averaging 9.4 points and 8.6 rebounds over the last five games, and has been fairly consistent with the minutes given. He's still not worth owning in 14-man formats because of his lack of defensive contributions. However, owners in 16-man leagues could give him a long look.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 6 months ago

Scola scored six points (3-9 FG) with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes on Saturday.

Scola has maintained his role as the first forward off the bench for the Pacers. He has averaged 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20 minutes this season, and would only see an uptick in minutes if David West got injured.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 7 months ago

Scola (rest) returned from a one-game absence with 13 points (3-5 FG, 7-7 FT) and five rebounds in the loss to the Kings on Saturday. He played 21 minutes.

Scola missed the win over the Knicks on Thursday and had one of his better games in January with the few days of rest. He had only scored six points in his two previous games in very limited minutes.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 7 months ago

Scola (rest) is expected to be in the rotation for Saturday's game against Sacramento, Indianapolis Star writer Candace Buckner reports.

With Lavoy Allen (knee) unavailable, the Pacers will likely need Scola to be active, especially with DeMarcus Cousins in town and capable of putting Indiana's bigs into foul trouble.

Luis Scola PF/C TOR 7 months ago

Scola (rest) is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings.

Assuming Scola doesn't play Saturday, that will give him an extra five days of rest since the Pacers won't play again until Wednesday when they face the Pistons. If he stays sidelined for a second straight game Saturday, Ian Mahinmi will likely see added time on the court.