NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets waives its oldest player Luis Scola

By Menahem Zen / 2017.02.28
Luis Scola after the preseason game in October 2016.

Brooklyn Nets has announced Monday, Feb. 27 to put its veteran forward Luis Scola on waivers. The Nets expects to build its team on the young players after a disappointing season.

The Nets has the most disappointing record this season and has the worst record in the league with 9-49. Scola is also in his lowest point in his career, as reported by Bleacher Report, averaging only 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in only 36 games.

Scola is the 10-year-veteran of the NBA and last sesson he still managed to deliver a great performance with the Raptors. He was able to make an average 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game and shooting 45 percent from the field. Although his shooting averaged is still better this season, but his performance degraded drastically with the Nets.

With the waiver, Scola is now available to join the team that contested for playoffs. He was praised highly by the Nets general manager Sean Marks, according to SB Nation.

The 36-year old power forward is the Olympic Gold medalist in 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, playing for his home country Argentina. Scola started his NBA career in 2007 with Houston Rockets, which he played for five seasons. He helped the Rockets to become the playoffs contender two times in a row in 2008 and 2009.

He was waived by Rockets in 2012, and he signed with Phoenix Suns for one season in 2012-13, before he was traded to Indiana Pacers. After 2012, his statistics has decreased compared to his tenure in Houston. In Indiana, he only averaged 8.5 points per game, compared to his 14.6 with the Rockets and 12.8 points per game in Phoenix.

The 6’9” forward joined Raptors in 2015 and played for one season before he was released after the season end. He later signed with Brooklyn Nets in July last year before he was waived last Monday, Feb. 27. Watch the interview with Scola after his first game with the Nets on Oct. 13 against the Celtics in the preseason below:

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