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[2015-16] Luis Scola

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by omgTHEpotential, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Deckard

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    Luis was 27 before he even came over to the NBA after the Spurs gifted him to us, for which I am forever grateful. In international play, he was a champion and a superstar. The League play is just so much quicker that it had a definite impact on that side of his game. Surrounded by a solid defensive 3 and 5 in Battier and Yao to cover for him, he was extremely effective and the kind of player who stepped up in the playoffs during his entire career, here and overseas.
     
  2. heypartner

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    Weird, if you read articles from Toronto beat writers, they talk about him being the choice as starter over PPatt for defensive reasons. Maybe he's gotten crafty over his career.
     
  3. Easy

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    He doesn't have lateral quickness. And he can't jump. I saw lots of PF just rise over him and shoot.

    And he is not strong as Hayes. He gets backed down in the post. He flops pretty good though. :grin:
     
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    Patterson wasn't a defensive juggernaut. But he's good at positional defense. Not sure how Scola is better. One thing Scola is definitely better than PPat is defensive rebounding.
     
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    He has repeatedly dunked in the National team and couple of times in the NBA.

    He can jump, just not as high.
     
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    Hitting 3/6 today, damn we could use him!!
     
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    Nice that you sais that.
    Delfino last game was in tje playoffs agains the Thunders.
    He dunk over Durant, but in that play he broke some part of his leg.
    And he never play again basketball

    So props to Delfino
    and props to Scola too
     
  8. OTMax

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    Scola would be our second best 3pt shooter at .396 with Beverley shooting .397!!
     
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    LUIS CURRY^^^
     
  11. LosPollosHermanos

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    i hope he retire a rockets
     
  12. Easy

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    3 for 4 from downtown tonight.
     
  13. DaDakota

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    Just want to point out that we Amnestied him, gave him away for nothing.

    DD
     
  14. omgTHEpotential

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    His last 7 games:

    19/32 on three-pointers.

    59.4%
     
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    And so this Easter we also celebrate the resurrection of Luis Scola's career. He's turning into a long-distance sharpshooter, and might retire at age 50 as a Rocket. Viva Scola!
     
    #55 eman, Mar 27, 2016
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    At the time of the amnesty it made sense and I know a lot of people were fed up with having a PF who struggled against bigger and more athletic bigs on defense (getting beat 1-on-1 and rebounding). Now that he's able to shoot the three and can stretch the floor, he would be perfect for us and we wouldn't have to worry about his defense so much. He's smart so once we get a good coach, you can hide him and have Capela or whoever behind him to block shots.
     
  17. JW86

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    Scola is 10th in 3p% in the whole NBA!! Who would've thought. Easily top 10 Rocket of all time.
     

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