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Luis Scola

36-Year-Old    C,PF    Toronto Raptors

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

8.7

REB

4.7

AST

0.9

STL

0.6

BLK

0.4

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Now 35 years old, Scola is no longer the dynamic power forward he was when he first came to the NBA, but as a tough, wily veteran he still has his uses. In 81 games for the Pacers last season, he averaged 21 minutes, 9.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.2...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 240 lbs   DOB: 4/30/1980  College: Argentina   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #56 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Luis Scola Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Raptors in July 2015.

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Luis Scola NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 27 82 24.7 10.3 6.4 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 51.5 66.8 1.3 2.1 4.3 0.0 0.0 4.2 8.2 1.9 2.9
2008-09 28 82 30.3 12.7 8.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.0 53.1 76.0 1.5 2.4 6.3 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.7 2.4 3.1
2009-10 29 82 32.6 16.2 8.6 2.1 0.8 0.3 0.0 51.4 77.9 2.0 2.1 6.5 0.1 20.0 6.8 13.3 2.5 3.3
2010-11 30 HOU 74 32.6 18.3 8.2 2.5 0.6 0.6 0.0 50.4 73.8 2.0 2.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 7.7 15.3 2.9 3.9
2011-12 31 HOU 66 31.3 15.5 6.5 2.1 0.5 0.4 0.0 49.1 77.3 2.3 1.8 4.6 0.0 0.0 6.6 13.5 2.3 3.0
2012-13 32 PHO 82 26.6 12.8 6.6 2.2 0.8 0.4 0.0 47.3 78.7 1.5 1.9 4.7 0.2 18.8 5.3 11.1 2.2 2.8
2013-14 33 IND 82 17.1 7.6 4.8 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 47.0 72.8 1.3 1.0 3.7 0.1 14.3 3.2 6.8 1.2 1.7
2014-15 34 IND 81 20.5 9.4 6.5 1.3 0.6 0.2 0.1 46.7 69.9 1.2 1.7 4.8 0.2 25.0 3.7 7.9 2.0 2.8
2015-16 35 TOR 76 21.5 8.7 4.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.9 45.0 72.6 0.9 1.1 3.6 2.1 40.4 3.5 7.9 0.8 1.1
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Luis Scola NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 2 15.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 11.1 50.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 3.5 14.3 0.5 4.5 0.5 1.0
Last 30 Days 7 14.7 3.9 3.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 33.3 33.3 0.9 0.1 2.9 2.6 16.7 1.6 4.7 0.3 0.9
Last 5 Games 5 15.4 4.0 3.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.6 33.3 20.0 0.8 0.2 3.0 2.6 23.1 1.6 4.8 0.2 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 15.0 3.9 3.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.7 34.9 33.3 0.7 0.2 2.9 2.5 28.0 1.5 4.3 0.2 0.6
Last 20 Games 20 18.5 7.8 3.7 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.3 47.0 43.8 1.0 0.6 3.2 3.1 41.0 3.1 6.6 0.4 0.8

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Luis Scola
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 3 MIA Did Not Play
May 1 IND Did Not Play
Apr 29 @IND Did Not Play
Apr 26 IND Did Not Play
Apr 23 @IND 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 2 0 4 0 2 0
Apr 21 @IND 16 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 3 1 1 3
Apr 18 IND 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Apr 16 IND 15 4 6 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 1
Apr 13 @BKN Did Not Play
Apr 12 PHI 21 12 4 1 0 1 1 5 10 0 2 2 4 0 4 2
Apr 10 @NYK Did Not Play
Apr 8 IND Did Not Play
Apr 7 @ATL 11 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 4 1
Apr 5 CHA 15 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 1 0 2 0 1 1
Apr 2 @SAS 11 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Apr 1 @MEM Did Not Play
Mar 30 ATL Did Not Play
Mar 28 OKC 15 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Mar 26 @NOP 21 12 6 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 4 5 0 6 1
Mar 25 @HOU 23 16 5 1 1 0 2 6 11 0 0 4 6 3 2 2
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Mar 23 @BOS 24 9 2 1 0 1 3 3 5 0 0 3 5 0 2 3
Mar 20 ORL 32 20 8 1 1 0 1 8 15 1 4 3 6 1 7 1
Mar 18 BOS 21 17 3 0 1 0 0 7 12 0 0 3 5 1 2 2
Mar 17 @IND 20 9 2 1 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 1 3 0 2 2
Mar 15 @MIL 25 7 6 2 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 1 2 0 6 3
Mar 14 CHI 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Mar 12 MIA 16 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 10 ATL 22 10 12 0 0 0 2 3 7 3 4 1 3 3 9 2
Mar 8 BKN Did Not Play
Mar 6 HOU 20 21 3 0 1 0 1 9 13 1 2 2 4 1 2 3
Mar 4 POR 15 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Mar 2 UTA 19 4 6 4 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Feb 28 @DET 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2
Feb 26 CLE 11 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 1 0 2 1 1 4
Feb 24 MIN 13 6 2 0 1 0 0 2 5 2 2 0 1 1 1 2
Feb 22 @NYK 20 4 6 3 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 6 4
Feb 21 MEM 18 7 2 0 1 0 1 3 11 1 1 0 4 1 1 3
Feb 19 @CHI 15 2 5 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 5 2
Feb 10 @MIN 18 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 9 3 4 1 4 2 1 3
Feb 8 @DET 20 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Feb 4 @POR 22 6 5 3 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 3 0 5 3
Feb 2 @PHO 19 7 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 2
Feb 1 @DEN 17 5 2 0 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Jan 30 DET 23 10 1 2 2 0 3 4 9 1 2 1 3 1 0 2
Jan 28 NYK 19 7 4 1 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 0
Jan 26 WAS 23 8 8 0 1 0 0 2 9 3 4 1 5 4 4 2
Jan 24 LAC 18 0 5 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 2
Jan 22 MIA 23 12 1 2 1 0 1 4 6 2 2 2 3 0 1 2
Jan 20 BOS 25 18 5 0 0 0 0 8 12 0 0 2 4 3 2 3
Jan 18 BKN 15 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 2 0 1 1 3 4
Jan 14 @ORL 20 11 2 0 3 2 0 4 8 0 0 3 3 1 1 0
Jan 9 @PHI 18 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Jan 8 @WAS 20 11 5 0 0 0 1 4 10 3 3 0 1 2 3 3
Jan 6 @BKN 21 6 7 1 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 2 1 6 1
Jan 4 @CLE 18 6 2 1 0 1 1 2 5 1 2 1 3 0 2 1
Jan 3 CHI 28 22 5 2 2 1 0 9 17 2 3 2 2 5 0 3
Jan 1 CHA 21 5 9 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 1 4 3 6 2
Dec 30 WAS 21 4 7 1 0 0 0 1 6 2 2 0 1 0 7 1
Dec 28 @CHI 28 13 8 2 0 2 1 6 10 1 2 0 0 2 6 4
Dec 26 @MIL 37 17 11 2 0 2 1 7 12 0 0 3 4 2 9 2
Dec 22 DAL 32 15 9 0 1 1 2 5 11 4 6 1 2 2 7 5
Dec 20 SAC 26 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 6 3
Dec 18 @MIA 27 20 3 1 0 1 0 9 16 1 1 1 2 1 2 3
Dec 17 @CHA 21 2 5 1 0 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 5 3
Dec 14 @IND 18 4 5 0 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Dec 13 PHI 27 22 5 0 2 0 2 10 14 0 0 2 4 1 4 3
Dec 11 MIL 30 12 8 2 0 1 2 6 11 0 0 0 1 4 4 3
Dec 9 SAS 33 16 8 1 1 0 2 8 14 0 1 0 1 1 7 4
Dec 7 LAL 17 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 3
Dec 5 GSW 20 10 4 2 0 0 0 2 9 6 6 0 0 2 2 5
Dec 3 DEN 22 8 1 1 1 0 0 3 8 2 2 0 2 1 0 3
Dec 2 @ATL 20 8 9 0 1 0 1 3 8 2 2 0 2 0 9 2
Nov 29 PHO 18 9 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 3 4 2 3 0 4 0
Nov 28 @WAS 26 6 6 0 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Nov 25 CLE 30 15 7 0 1 0 0 7 11 0 0 1 1 1 6 1
Nov 22 @LAC 31 20 8 1 0 0 2 8 16 3 3 1 3 2 6 3
Nov 20 @LAL 25 11 5 1 0 1 2 5 11 0 0 1 3 1 4 3
Nov 18 @UTA 30 22 5 1 0 0 0 10 15 0 0 2 2 2 3 5
Nov 17 @GSW 28 6 5 0 1 0 2 3 7 0 2 0 2 1 4 5
Nov 15 @SAC 20 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 2 2 2 4
Nov 13 NOP 22 9 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 1 1 1 2 2
Nov 11 @PHI 19 21 5 1 1 1 1 10 15 0 0 1 2 2 3 4
Nov 10 NYK 22 11 7 1 1 0 0 3 10 5 6 0 2 2 5 0
Nov 8 @MIA 22 7 4 1 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 4 3
Nov 6 @ORL 21 7 6 4 1 0 2 3 11 0 0 1 1 3 3 1
Nov 4 @OKC 19 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Nov 3 @DAL 31 19 12 1 2 0 0 9 13 0 0 1 2 2 10 2
Nov 1 MIL 21 7 7 1 0 1 0 3 9 1 2 0 0 3 4 2
Oct 30 @BOS 22 9 9 1 1 0 2 4 9 0 0 1 1 3 6 2
Oct 28 IND 17 0 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Luis Scola Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Luis Scola – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Center

1.  DeMarre Carroll

2.  Patrick Patterson

3.  Luis Scola

4.  Jason Thompson

5.  James Johnson

Toronto Raptors

True Shooting Percentage

52.3%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Luis Scola has a true shooting percentage of 52.3%.

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Luis Scola NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 27 82 36.0 15.1 9.3 1.9 1.1 0.3 0.0 51.5 66.8 1.9 3.1 6.2 0.1 0.0 6.1 11.9 2.8 4.2
2008-09 28 82 36.0 15.1 10.4 1.8 1.0 0.2 0.0 53.1 76.0 1.8 2.9 7.5 0.0 0.0 6.1 11.6 2.8 3.7
2009-10 29 82 36.0 17.9 9.5 2.3 0.8 0.4 0.0 51.4 77.9 2.2 2.4 7.1 0.1 20.0 7.5 14.7 2.8 3.6
2010-11 30 HOU 74 36.0 20.2 9.0 2.8 0.7 0.7 0.0 50.4 73.8 2.2 2.2 6.9 0.0 0.0 8.5 16.9 3.2 4.3
2011-12 31 HOU 66 36.0 17.9 7.5 2.4 0.6 0.4 0.0 49.1 77.3 2.7 2.1 5.3 0.1 0.0 7.6 15.5 2.7 3.4
2012-13 32 PHO 82 36.0 17.3 8.9 3.0 1.1 0.6 0.0 47.3 78.7 2.1 2.6 6.3 0.3 18.8 7.1 15.1 3.0 3.8
2013-14 33 IND 82 36.0 16.1 10.1 2.1 0.7 0.4 0.0 47.0 72.8 2.8 2.2 7.8 0.2 14.3 6.8 14.4 2.5 3.5
2014-15 34 IND 81 36.0 16.6 11.4 2.3 1.0 0.4 0.1 46.7 69.9 2.0 3.0 8.4 0.4 25.0 6.5 13.9 3.4 4.9
2015-16 35 TOR 76 36.0 14.6 7.9 1.5 1.0 0.6 1.4 45.0 72.6 1.5 1.8 6.1 3.5 40.4 5.9 13.2 1.3 1.8
Rest Of Season Projections 36 TOR 5 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Luis Scola
Preseason Projections 36 TOR 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Luis Scola

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Luis Scola NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 27 82 2023 847 525 106 60 19 0 51.5 66.8 105 174 351 3 0.0 345 670 157 235
2008-09 28 82 2488 1044 720 123 68 11 0 53.1 76.0 123 200 520 3 0.0 424 799 196 258
2009-10 29 82 2674 1329 705 169 63 26 1 51.4 77.9 163 175 530 5 20.0 560 1090 208 267
2010-11 30 HOU 74 2412 1352 606 185 48 44 0 50.4 73.8 147 147 459 3 0.0 569 1129 214 290
2011-12 31 HOU 66 2067 1025 428 140 35 24 0 49.1 77.3 153 122 306 3 0.0 436 888 153 198
2012-13 32 PHO 82 2184 1048 541 182 67 35 3 47.3 78.7 127 158 383 16 18.8 432 914 181 230
2013-14 33 IND 82 1399 626 391 81 26 16 1 47.0 72.8 108 86 305 7 14.3 263 560 99 136
2014-15 34 IND 81 1659 763 526 105 47 18 5 46.7 69.9 94 138 388 20 25.0 300 642 158 226
2015-16 35 TOR 76 1636 664 360 66 46 27 65 45.0 72.6 68 84 276 161 40.4 269 598 61 84
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Luis Scola NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 27 82 24.7 54.8 51.5 10.8 10.7 1.0 12.8
2008-09 28 82 30.3 57.2 53.1 10.6 10.6 1.0 17.1
2009-10 29 82 32.6 55.0 51.4 11.0 10.6 1.0 18.8
2010-11 30 HOU 74 32.6 53.8 50.4 11.6 9.3 1.3 19.6
2011-12 31 HOU 66 31.3 52.6 49.1 11.0 12.1 0.9 15.2
2012-13 32 PHO 82 26.6 51.6 47.4 13.7 9.6 1.4 14.8
2013-14 33 IND 82 17.1 50.5 47.1 10.0 13.4 0.8 8.5
2014-15 34 IND 81 20.5 51.5 47.1 11.2 10.0 1.1 11.8
2015-16 35 TOR 76 21.5 52.3 50.4 8.6 8.8 1.0 9.8
Rest Of Season Projections 36 TOR 5 15.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Luis Scola
Preseason Projections 36 TOR 80 18.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Luis Scola

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Luis Scola: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Scola will come off the bench for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Pacers.

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Scola may be replaced by Patrick Patterson in the starting lineup at power forward for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Pacers, Sportsnet reports.

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Scola (knee, rest) is in the starting lineup at power forward for Tuesday's game against the Sixers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Scola (knee, rest) is probable for Tuesday's game with the 76ers.

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Scola (knee, rest) won't play Sunday versus the Knicks.

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Scola will sit out Friday's matchup with the Pacers for rest purposes.

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Scola (knee) will be in the starting lineup at power forward for Saturday's contest against the Spurs.

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Scola (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

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Scola (knee) won't play Friday against the Grizzlies, Raptors radio play-by-play announcer Eric Smith reports.

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Scola will sit out Wednesday's game against the Hawks to rest a sore knee, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Scola scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt) while adding five rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes during Friday's loss to the Rockets.

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Scola scored 20 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 FT, 3-6 3Pt) to go along with eight rebounds, an assist, and a steal across 32 minutes during Sunday's win over the Magic.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Scola transitioned to a bench role in 2013-14 in his first season with the Pacers, and it resulted in career-low averages in points (7.6), rebounds (4.8), and assists (1.0). The 34-year-old veteran was stuck playing behind Roy Hibbert and David West all season, limiting his minutes and production. As long as West and Hibbert are healthy, there's little reason for optimism heading into the 2014-15 campaign. Scola will remain the primary backup to West and could also see time at center when the Pacers decide to go small.

2013-14

After coming over from the Suns in an offseason trade, Scola will provide the Pacers with yet another scoring option off the bench. The veteran will provide leadership and help the younger big men with their offensive game, but his defensive limitations will ultimately cut into his minutes on a defense-oriented squad. He may not be the fantasy performer he once was, but the praise he has earned from coach Frank Vogel likely means he will get his fair share of opportunities to put up points.

2012-13

Scola was amnestied this offseason after five successful seasons with the Rockets, who were committed to shedding cap space in an effort to land Dwight Howard. Scola averaged nearly three less points and 1.7 less rebounds less per game in 2011-12 than he did in 2010-11. Phoenix won Scola’s contract off amnesty waivers. He’s joining a Phoenix team that underwent a significant roster overhaul this offseason. On the plus side, Scola’s new point guard is also his odl running mate from Houston, Goran Dragic. The two were teammates in Houston the last two seasons. Where he fits in the offensive pecking order will be determined, but we Scola should hold similar value to what he’s had the last three seasons. Scola participated for Team Argentina in the Olympic Games, playing nearly 30 minutes a game. This may have some affect on him at the start of the season, but hopefully the Suns simply manage his activity during the preseason to offset the extra wear and tear he put on in the Olympics.

2011-12

With Yao Ming missing all but five games, Scola stepped up to anchor the Rockets’ frontcourt. The 31-year-old big man averaged a career-high 18.3 points per game while posting his usual efficient rates from the floor (50.4) and charity stripe (73.8). He once again remained steady on the glass, grabbing 8.2 rebounds per night. As with past seasons, Scola’s one glaring weakness was on the defensive end of the court. With averages of 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks, he doesn’t provide much help in either category. The Rockets have promising young big men Patrick Patterson, Hasheem Thabeet and rookie Marcus Morris to work into the rotation, but Scola figures to still see his normal 30 minutes per game. With Yao now retired and none of the Rockets’ younger frontcourt options ready to take on a feature role, Scola should once again be the team’s primary low-post scoring threat. At 31, he doesn’t have the upside of other players available, but Scola has proven to be a reliable fantasy option.

2010-11

Scola had his best season in the NBA in 2009-10, posting averages of 16.2 points, 8.6 boards and 2.1 assists in 32.6 minutes per game, shooting 51.4 percent from the field and just under 78 percent from the line. But there's an important caveat – with Yao Ming on the shelf and Carl Landry traded at the deadline, Scola was also Houston's best (and only) frontcourt option for most of the year. That situation could change in 2010-11. With Yao expected back in the lineup, Scola will transition from emergency fill-in center to regular power forward. Scola is a highly efficient player who will produce even if his playing time takes a hit – and given Yao's injury history, there's always the possibility that his role could increase substantially should the big fella miss a significant amount of playing time.

2009-10

Scola improved across the board during his second year in the league, starting all 82 games for the Rockets. Even though he’s 6-9, Scola offers nothing as a shot-blocker, averaging just 0.1 bpg last year. However, he’s a very good rebounder, evidenced by his 10.1 rpg mark during the second half of last season while seeing just 33 minutes per game. With Yao Ming (foot) likely out for all of the upcoming season, Scola should move to center; expect an even greater impact on the boards without Yao around. Since Tracy McGrady (knee) is questionable, and Ron Artest is now in Los Angeles, Houston has a dearth of scoring options, so Scola’s field-goal attempts are likely to increase as well. Scola is a solid, if unspectacular player who won’t kill you in free-throw percentage and should rack up double-doubles while improving during his third year in the league.

2008-09

Quick – who did the Spurs get in exchange for Luis Scola? If you came up with Vassilis Spanoulis without resorting to Google, you get a prize. Think the Spurs will come to regret that deal? A 27-year-old rookie from Argentina, Scola emerged as a key contributor down the stretch for the Rockets – stepping up as their main low-post scoring option after Yao Ming was injured. He played more than 30 minutes per game in March and April, averaging a near double-double with over 13 points and just under nine boards per game. It might be difficult for him to match those numbers in 2008-09, with Yao back in the lineup and Ron Artest around as another offensive option – but he’ll be a nice player to have, particularly if one of the Rockets’ other stars misses time due to another injury.

2007-08

Acquired from the Spurs this summer, the 6-9 Scola, who was the Spanish League MVP last season and one of the stars of Argentina's gold medal-winning national team, is a versatile offensive player, able to can the mid-range jumper or score in the post. He's also a good ball-handler for his size and an excellent passer. He'll give the Rockets more offensive flexibility and could conceivably push Chuck Hayes out of a job.