Former Toronto Raptors power forward Luis Scola signed a one-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Brian Lewisof the New York Post confirmed the deal.
Scola, 36, averaged 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game with the Toronto Raptors this season, appearing in 76 contests. But despite center Jonas Valanciunas missing time in the postseason because of injury, Scola found his role diminished, playing just 12.7 minutes per game and averaging 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per contest as the Raptors advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
It was clear that Scola took a backseat to Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson on the block, making him expendable this summer.
Scola’s days of making an impact on the offensive end seem like they’re behind him—he shot an abysmal 25.8 percent from the field in the postseason—but he’s still a serviceable rebounder and defender. Limiting his minutes is probably key, of course, as he has clear deficiencies in his game at this point in his career. But he’s still a capable contributor in a reserve role.