GM Daryl Morey has ramped up his seemingly never-ending quest to obtain a superstar by releasing Luis Scola, who had 3 years and little over $30 million remaining on his deal.Houston has completely dismantled their team all so they have a chance to obtain "The Dwightmare" Dwight Howard, even though Howard has stated that the only place he would for sure sign an extension with is Brooklyn.
It seems like Orlando no longer cares about Howard's wishes since there is no way that Houston will be competitive next season, even with Howard on the team.
Anyways, that part really isn't important. The part I care about is the Luis Scola release. I know I'm not the only person on this site who really likes Luis Scola's game.
So, what do you guys think? If The Hornets end up matching our offer, which will definitely happen according to every report I've read, should we pursue Scola? The Suns Plan B is without a doubt OJ Mayo, whose contract will come much cheaper than Eric Gordon, which should leave us with enough left to bring in Scola. The Maverick's winning bid for Elton Brand only ended up costing $2.1 million. I would have to assume that the bid for Luis Scola should probably be within the same price range, right?
This has got me thinking and personally, I would rather have OJ Mayo along with Luis Scola rather than just Eric Gordon. If you look at Luis Scola's numbers last season you will see that his best month by far was in March, specifically after March 7th, which is when Goran Dragic took over the starting job in Houston. I know that the Suns aren't really in need of a PF right now with Morris, Frye, and Beasley in tow but you can never have too many valuable assets. As good as Morris and Frye are, both of them have very similar skill sets, which is being the stretch four. Luis Scola has a very, very good mid-range game along with some very silky moves in the post, which is one thing this Suns team definitely needs since we really don't have a reliable go-to post scorer other then Gortat. One of the biggest issues with our offense last season was that without Gortat on the floor we didn't make very many easy baskets. We relied way, way too much on long jumpers, a habit that can make it very, very hard to both keep leads and overcome late game deficits.
Who is with me on this one?