Bringing veterans onto a young team is incredibly important, and Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Luis Scola has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
The 6-9 power forward from Argentina spent last season with the Toronto Raptors and averaged 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 76 games. He was a reliable option in Dwane Casey’s offense because of his rebounding ability and noticeably improved three-point shot. During the regular season, Scola started all 76 contests and played decent minutes. However, once the playoffs came around, his game dropped off incredibly hard. After shooting 45 percent from the field and 40 percent from three in the regular season, his postseason percentages dropped to 25.8 and 19, respectively.
The emergence of Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson made Scola’s crash less impactful, but they clearly suffered without his consistent reliability.
At 36 years of age, Scola will be walking into the Nets’ locker room as the oldest player, and will be seeking minutes with centerpiece Brook Lopez, newly-acquired Trevor Booker, and second-year player Chris McCullough. While being the oldest player, Scola will also be the most tenured and will provide great mentorship and locker room present to a team that’s loaded with young guys.
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