The Brooklyn Nets reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Luis Scola. The veteran big man played last season in Toronto.
After missing out on a few restricted free agents, including Portland Trailblazers’ Allen Crabbe, and Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson, the Brooklyn Nets were still able to add some quality role players that can provide some minutes off the bench.
Early Tuesday afternoon, sources indicated the Nets have indeed added another veteran in Luis Scola.
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
Scola, has spent significant time overseas in Argentina and Spain, but also with the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, and Phoenix Suns.
At the age of 36, Scola is still a productive big man to bring some energy off the bench and give Brook Lopez a rest from time to time. He isn’t a signing for the future, but for now adds another body to a frontline that has taken a step back, and will provide some veteran leadership in the locker room for the Nets this season.
Getting Scola for a bargain for the upcoming year helps Brooklyn for free agency next off-season since it seems scheduled to increase even more. Once again, general manager Sean Marks is making smart business decisions that will benefit this franchise moving forward.
This is Brooklyn’s fifth free agent signing this month. Agreeing to terms with Justin Hamilton, Lin, Trevor Booker, Vasquez, and now Scola. The roster is coming along and with the excitement of rookie Caris LeVert and hopefully a healthy Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the Nets will have some depth to work under head coach Kenny Atkinson, who has a history of developing young talent.