Rock­ets keep Scola for 5 years, $47 mil­lion

Con­sis­tent for­ward av­er­aged 16.2 points last sea­son

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

HOUS­TON — Free-agent power for­ward Luis Scola will re­turn to the Hous­ton Rock­ets af­ter agree­ing to terms on a $47 mil­lion, fiveyear con­tract, ac­cord­ing to the Hous­ton Chron­i­cle and KRIV-TV.

Scola started all 82 games for the Rock­ets last sea­son and av­er­aged 16.2 points and 8.6 re­bounds.

The Rock­ets have been quiet on the free-agent front since a failed at­tempt to lure Chris Bosh in a sign-and­trade. But they did keep their own two key free agents, Scola and point guard Kyle Lowry, eat­ing up much of their avail­able cap space.

Scola has been one of Hous­ton’s most con­sis­tent play­ers since the Rock­ets acquired his draft rights from San An­to­nio be­fore the 2007-08 sea­son, one of the biggest mis­takes the Spurs have made.

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