Some team is going to get a steal with Luis Scola on the market. The Houston Rockets have officially used the amnesty provision on the power forward and they are looking to try to build a deal in order to get Dwight Howard into the fold.
I admire the Rockets for going all out in this. If you spend your entire last few years trying to chase a superstar, you might as well do whatever it takes. If that means getting rid of a guy who is still very productive, so be it. Luis Scola is going to end up a contender and he is going to play a big role in pushing a team into the playoffs.
I can not say what team will end up with Scola, but I expect that he is going to be a part of a bidding war. Remember, you can only bid on players if you are under the salary cap. That sounds to me like this has Dallas Mavericks written all over it. They have had a rough offseason, but Scola would help solve some issues.
He showed some signs of slippage last year but was still highly productive. If you put him on Dallas, he is going to have a lot of room to work. He will not have to worry about carrying the offensive load. He can work on the block with no issues.
The Rockets have put their cards on the table for Howard. As a result, some team is going to get a very good power forward on a cheap deal.