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What They’re Saying – Luis Scola Trade

What They’re Saying – Luis Scola Trade

Here’s a look around the web at what people are saying about the Pacers recent aquisition of veteran forward Luis Scola.

Indy Star: ”The Pacers acquired center/forward Luis Scola in exchange for forwards Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee and a future first-round draft pick… It’s another sign that the Pacers are going all-out in pursuit of a NBA championship after losing to eventual champion Miami in seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.” Read More

Associated Press: ”The Indiana Pacers have bolstered their front-line depth with the acquisition of Luis Scola from the Phoenix Suns… He appeared in all 82 games for the Suns, averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. It was the fifth time in his career that he’s played in all games.” Read More



CBS Sports: ”This is a great trade for both sides, fulfilling needs of both teams… bringing in Luis Scola will give them (Pacers) a great scoring option off the bench that will boost a second unit that struggled to create points last season.” Read More

Sports Illustrated: ”Scola benefits in playing for a contender, Green in likely stumbling into more playing time, and the Suns in clearing out minutes for a developing player. This deal checks out for all parties involved, as Indiana and Phoenix swap resources to make progress in their particular endeavors.” Read More

Bleacher Report: ”If they can learn to play together, and guys like Stephenson and Scola can learn to contribute coming off the bench, they will be dangerous. They are talented, they are hungry and, finally, they are deep.” Read More



SB Nation: ”Don’t forget how bad Indiana’s bench was last season. Yet that team, bad bench and all, took the Heat to seven games. Any improvement — we can expect some based on the talent upgrades, the additional skill growth of Paul George, Roy Hibbert and Stephenson, and the return of Granger — puts pressure on the Heat to be better.” Read More

SLAM: ”This is good for the Pacers because: they just improved the best frontcourt in the League…Scola can do so much more offensively than Hansbrough can, scoring in volume and with efficiency. He also is a more versatile power forward, through his scoring and his passing, and is practically an extension of West.” Read More

NBA.com Hangtime Blog: ”This is how the Pacers do it: smart move after smart move, rarely splashy but almost always right, as history shows.. Acquiring Luis Scola from the Suns on Saturday for Miles Plumlee, Gerald Green and a lottery-protected 2014 pick is the latest.. It might not jump out as one of the altering moments from the offseason. It could merely change the Eastern Conference.” Read More



Indy Star: ”His (Scola’s) points (18.3 to 15.5 to 12.8) and shooting (50.4 to 49.1 to 47.2) have fallen each of the past two seasons, not a good trend for a 33-year-old. But it’s hard to argue with the deal… The Pacers have the ability to compensate for Scola’s defense and, like Granger, he’s another piece that will allow to compensate for an injury.” Read More

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