Rockets keep Scola for 5 years, $47 million
Consistent forward averaged 16.2 points last season
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.