HoopsHype Luis Scola rumors

August 28, 2013 Updates

Frank Vogel on the Pacers’ moves this offseason, including a trade with Phoenix for Luis Scola: “Yeah, it was a big time trade. All of our players were just so excited. They know what it’s like to play against Luis Scola. He’s going to find a way to out-fox you. He’s got all the tricks, all the savvy, all the fakes and [he's] one of the most deceptive players in the game. To bring somebody like that in here, who also plays with the energy of a Tyler Hansbrough or somebody like that, is really going to bolster are bench. “Solomon Hill looks to be ready to go right now, ready to contribute right away. C.J. Watson we think is an upgrade at backup point guard. Obviously the guy that was killing us in the Knicks series, Chris Copeland, bombing them threes. You can never have enough shooting, especially with a guy as tall as he is. Oh, and by the way, there’s a guy named Danny Granger that is coming back to our team, too.” Pacers.com

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Nobody has played more summer ball in the current century than new Pacers forward Luis Scola. With 12 international competitions and just one year off since 2000, the Argentinian forward beats the Gasol brothers and Mavs guard Jose Manuel Calderon, who have taken part in 11 FIBA tournaments each, as the NBA player most committed to a National Team. HoopsHype

July 28, 2013 Updates

Q: You said you like Buenos Aires a lot. Why? Chris Copeland: “The people here have been great. It’s a beautiful area. We're staying at a hotel right next to a river walk that’s like the one in San Antonio. Seems like it’s everything you want in a country.” Q: It’s ironic you are in Argentina. That’s the homeland of Luis Scola, who the Pacers recently acquired. What is your reaction to that? A: “I don’t want to say much about that (the trade had not officially been announced at the time of the interview). But if we could get him, it would be awesome.” The Star Press

July 27, 2013 Updates

"Luis will be a very important asset to our team and to our bench,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “He has NBA experience, international experience and is the type of player that will fit in nicely on our roster. I want to thank Gerald and Miles for their contributions. They had tough years last season, but worked hard, never complained and contributed to the great chemistry our team had. I think Gerald and Miles will be solid additions in Phoenix and we wish them well." NBA.com

Juan Sebastia, who runs Scola's website, tweeted Friday night that a trade to send the Argentinian big man to the Pacers would be officially announced Saturday. Neither team commented in the immediate aftermath of the tweet, but sources with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com that one trade scenario on the table would send swingman Gerald Green and future draft considerations to Phoenix in exchange for Scola, whose arrival in Indiana would only strengthen a front line headlined by center Roy Hibbert and the recently re-signed David West. ESPN.com

The Indiana Pacers are nearing completion of a deal to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Pacers and Suns were finalizing the players and possible picks involved in the deal on Friday night, and front-office sources expected an agreement to be finalized overnight. Indiana has been pursuing Scola for several weeks, and had become available to teams because of the Suns' movement toward a rebuild under new general manager Ryan McDonough. Yahoo! Sports

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