Phoenix Suns Report Card: Luis Scola

Luis Scola (power forward)

Apr. 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola (14) celebrates with forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Season Averages: MIN: 26.6|FG%: .472|3P%: .188|FT%: .787|REB: 6.6|AST: 2.2|BLK: 0.4|STL 0.8|PTS: 12.8

Eric’s Comments:

Scola is the man’s man. He is that hard worker with the crafty post skills and footwork, who plays below the rim, day in and day out. Scola had a good year and apart from Goran Dragic is the player least responsible for the demise of the team this season. He brought the effort and the talent every game.

However, I hope Scola is able to be traded so that he doesn’t continue to be mired in this losing culture during his last years in the league and instead has the opportunity to flourish for a contender. Scola needs to go for the Suns sake as well. They need to see if Markieff Morris can be a starting power forward in this league. I don’t think we can know that until he starts almost a whole year without the steadiness and reliability of Scola for the coach to fall back onto.

Grade: A

Matt’s Comments: 

If one had to describe Luis Scola in one word that word would be professional. Scola was a rock all season long, he did what was asked of him, never complained and showed up to ball night in and night out.

The Suns currently has the Argentinean sensation off of a bargain deal as they’re paying him a little over $4 million per season, and since he was an amnesty claim, he will be eligible to be traded this July.

Grade: A

 

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  • Sam

    My grade for Luis Scola: As a center: D As a Forward B . His positives: Shooting accuracy + Skills Negatives: Not tall or long enough to play center + too slow to defend + Not a hustler+ Overall defense + Not athletic.
    Would I keep him on the Suns’ roster? Only as a Reserve-Forward to a faster, taller, stronger, tougher power-forward and Only if no better Reserve forward is signed at this summer’s Draft.

  • http://twitter.com/SivanJohn Sivan John

    As a fan of Argentina, I can assure you that Luis Scola will never disappoint any team he plays for and he will give his utmost best. He is the guy you want your players to learn from on how to be & behave like a true professional. Spurs fans are still aching for not being able to have him and Rockets fans will tell you just how much they miss him. I hope with some good picks in the coming draft, the Suns will make it back to the playoff next season. I hope Scola is there to help them achieve that.

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