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3 reasons why the Nets should pursue Luis Scola.

3 reasons why the Nets should pursue Luis Scola.

1. Simply enough... His 09-10 stats speak for themselves, as he averaged 16 ppg and 9 rpg in just under 33 minutes per game. Of all the power forwards in the NBA Luis Scola was 9th in field goal percentage with 51.4%. He was also the 11th best scorer at his position, and 11th best rebounder of all positions, which are two statistics the the Nets greatly lacked last season, as well as the 8th best free throw shooter at his position at nearly 78%. His PER (Player Effeciency Rating) of 18.78 is 24th in the whole league and his PER/48 of 27.67 is 18th in the ENTIRE NBA, which in my opinion is by far his most impressive statistic. So, in a way, statistically, Luis Scola is the 18th best fantasy player in the NBA. Also, every season his stats have gotten better and better from his rookie season and expect that again this year. He also won multiple MVP awards when he played over in Spain for a couple of years. Not to mention that he put up a 40 burger (44 to be exact) versus the Nets last season.

2. In his 3 year NBA career, Luis Scola has not missed a single game... NOT ONE!!! He has 246 career games in 3 years, which is equal to 3 full seasons of 82 straight games. And, The last thing the Nets need is an injury prone player that ends up missing 30 games a year (humph humph... yes VC, that would be you), and Luis Scola is not that guy. You could argue that he is a bit old, while I completely disagree because he is only a half year older than Dwyane Wade and he is 1 year younger than Carlos Boozer who got a 5-year contract from the Bulls. Plus, he has back to back years of playoff experience, which the Nets lack and could really use. 

3. Finally, I believe that Luis Scola fits perfectly with the Nets. Instead of playing with the little selfish Aaron Brooks, who Luis Scola averaged 16.2 ppg with, he could get to play with Devin Harris, who averaged 2 more assists per game than Aaron Brooks, or possibly even Chris Paul who would significantly increase those already impressive 09-10 stats that he had. And, Luis Scola put up those numbers in Houston with no big man next to him (with Yao being injured) so opposing defenses focused on him even more. With the future all-star in Brook Lopez next to him he could put up even bigger numbers. The same goes for Brook, last season when he had no big man next to him to take some of the attention from defenses off of him, which Luis Scola definitely would do.

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