In hopes of potentially making a move for Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets used their amnesty clause on Luis Scola, arguably their best player the last several seasons. By waiving Scola, the team gained $21 million dollars in cap space, which would not only allow them to absorb Dwight Howard’s contract, but also the contracts of other players currently on the Orlando roster, assuming the two teams eventually make a multi-player trade. Which according to sources, is very unlikely at this point.
It was announced yesterday, the Phoenix Suns had won the amnesty auction on Scola. To make room for the Argentine forward, the Suns used their own amnesty clause on Josh Childress. Scola will look to play a key role in Phoenix as the Suns begin to rebuild without Steve Nash.
In his five seasons with the Rockets, Scola averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and shot over 50 percent from the field.