Apr 18, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Luis Scola (4) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks power forward Brandan Wright (34) as small forward Shawn Marion (0) defends during the third quarter at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Rockets 117-110. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
According to ESPN's Marc Stein:
I'm told Charlotte, New Orleans and Sacramento all have levels of Scola interest and weighing whether to lodge bids.
Although his play slipped a bit last season, Scola would still provide a talent upgrade for Sacramento. The Kings, of course, are no strangers to the amnesty bid process, having "won" Travis Outlaw last offseason. Given the Kings inability to entice free agents on the open market, this seems to make sense.
The move would not be without questions. The Kings have an already crowded frontcourt of DeMarcus Cousins, the recently re-signed Jason Thompson, Thomas Robinson, Chuck Hayes, and Hassan Whiteside. Scola provides definitely upgrade over Whiteside, an upgrade over Chuck Hayes, and a likely short-term upgrade over Robinson. But clearly someone would be on their way out. Hayes seems the most likely, but his value would be limited in the trade market after a disappointing year last season.
[H/T to B-RAD who had the initial FanShot]
So, what say you?
Should the Kings put in a bid on Luis Scola
Yes! Go get him! (703 votes)
No! Never again! Not after Outlaw! (221 votes)
Depends on the price (clarify in comments) (362 votes)
Who is Luis Scola? (47 votes)
1333 total votes