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Old 07-15-12, 04:32 PM
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Marc Stein: The NBA's 30 teams have just been notified that Phoenix has won waiver auction for Luis Scola Twitter


Jonathan Feigen: To add Luis Scola, the Suns made Josh Childress and amnesty cut, source said. Twitter
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Old 07-15-12, 05:26 PM
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Old 07-15-12, 05:58 PM
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Phoenix is a bit of a surprise, but not that some team put in a bid.

At least we'll still get to see the dude 4 times a year!
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No surprise: Spurs don’t get shot at Scola, now a Sun

It was a pipe dream from the moment the Houston Rockets cut him loose. Luis Scola, finally, to the Spurs?

The NBA’s amnesty rules made it next to impossible. But that didn’t stop some Spurs fans — and even some San Antonio media outlets — from breathlessly dreaming of Scola in silver and black, to levels that reached hysteria.

Could the crafty Argentine forward the Spurs originally drafted in 2002 before trading him to Houston at last be headed to the Alamo City, where he belonged all along?

Well, no. What was expected became official Sunday, when it was announced the Phoenix Suns had won the amnesty wire auction for Scola’s services.

Scola, 32, won’t get to become a free agent. The Spurs, like all other teams whose payroll exceeds the salary cap, never had a shot to even negotiate with him.

(And before Spurs fans get any more ideas, Phoenix is now prohibited from trading Scola until July 1 of next year).

None of this is surprising to those of us who were paying attention. Under the NBA’s amnesty rules, only teams under the salary cap were allowed to bid on Scola during the waiver process.

The only way for him to become a true free agent would be for every team permitted to bid on Scola to shockingly decline to do so.

If that had happened, the Spurs almost certainly would have harbored interest in bringing Scola aboard. It, of course, did not.

Under NBA rules, the minimum amount a team could bid for Scola was $3.3 million for next season, with at least $10 million spread out over the next years seasons. Even at that price, Scola proved to be too good to pass up.

The Suns didn’t. Phoenix won Scola’s rights with a bid almost certain to be higher than the minimum.

The Spurs, not surprisingly, never had a chance.

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Scola, 32, won’t get to become a free agent. The Spurs, like all other teams whose payroll exceeds the salary cap, never had a shot to even negotiate with him.


^^^^^^^^ See this here was a given already as I knew, never knew why anyone even entertained it nor thought there was any shot he would be here. That ship said in 07 unfortunately.
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Old 07-15-12, 07:24 PM
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Mary Schmitt Boyer/Tom Reed: NBA source says Suns winning bid for Scola was $13 million for three years. Minimum was $10 million for three yrs. Yes, #Cavs did make a bid Twitter
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not sure i like this move for the suns. I honestly think he would have been a better fit for the cavs. The spurs never had a chance to get him (excluding the time when we had his rights and we traded them to a in state rival for a bag of peanuts).
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Old 07-16-12, 03:37 PM
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not sure i like this move for the suns. I honestly think he would have been a better fit for the cavs. The spurs never had a chance to get him (excluding the time when we had his rights and we traded them to a in state rival for a bag of peanuts).
He'll be reunited with Dragic. Maybe that had a little influence.

And really, when was the last time the Rockets were rivals? '95?
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He'll be reunited with Dragic. Maybe that had a little influence.

And really, when was the last time the Rockets were rivals? '95?
Ever try watching a game @ a buffalo wings in the Huston area in a Timmy d jersey, it's about as fun as getting your teeth pulled.
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