The Nets today requested waivers on Luis Scola, their oldest player at 36. The 6’9” power forward has been used sparingly of late. In February, Scola logged 27 minutes in 10 games, scoring one point. In eight of those games, he didn’t take the court.
The Argentine was praised by Sean Marks...
MORE: #Nets GM Sean Marks on Scola pic.twitter.com/0jr3uAGUTT— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 27, 2017
Kenny Atkinson said Scola asked for the buyout because the Nets are so focused on developing young players. Scola’s longtime friend and teammate, Manu Ginobili told an Argentine newspaper that "Luis's departure from Brooklyn is the best thing for him."
No indication where Scola is headed or whether there’s a buyout on Scola’s $5 million deal.
Of course, the move also opens up a roster spot for the Nets just as contending teams keep shedding players in the wake of the trade deadline.
- Nets waive veteran forward Luis Scola - AP
- Nets cut Luis Scola, because what’s the point? - Brian Lewis - New York Post