After swinging and missing on restricted free agents Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe, Sean Marks said he was moving on to "Plan B." The new plan began over the weekend with the Nets signing Greivis Vasquez to backup Jeremy Lin and now the Nets have made another move.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Nets have signed veteran power forward Luis Scola to a one-year deal. Scola averaged 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season and the ex-Raptor, ex-Rocket has the ability to stretch the floor. He shot a career-high 40.4 percent from 3-point range on a career-high 161 attempts last season.
Free agent forward Luis Scola has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 12, 2016
According to Argentine media, Scola was scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas Tuesday with the Argentine national team, The Argentine team plays Nigeria twice and Team USA next week in Nevada. After that, the team heads to Rio de Janiero for the Olympics. Among his teammates is Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Nets stashed second round pick from 2015
The 36-year-old Scola is now the oldest player on the roster by seven years and the third international player on the Nets roster, joining Vasquez and Bojan Bogdanovic (four, if you count Justin Hamilton, who has dual U.S.-Croatian citizenship.) He joins Chris McCullough and Trevor Booker as the players who will be competing for playing time at the power forward position.
The Nets now have 11 players under contract. The salary cap numbers won't be known until it's determined how much Scola will earn is disclosed and whether Justin Hamilton is being paid out of salary cap or via the room exception.
Contract details have yet to be disclosed. Vasquez, who also has a one-year deal, will earn $5 million for now but the veteran Scola will add depth and experience to a Nets team that could use all the help that it can get.
- Nets sign Luis Scola, adding something rare to their roster - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Brooklyn Nets add veteran forward Luis Scola - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN
- Report: Nets add veteran Luis Scola on a one-year deal - Matt Moore - CBS Sports
- Sources: Luis Scola to join Nets - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
- Report: Nets signing Luis Scola – Dan Feldman - NBC Sports