Houston shocked the NBA when they used their amnesty clause and released power forward Luis Scola. The move was likely made to make room under the salary cap as the Rockets continue to try acquiring All-Star center Dwight Howard from Orlando, but what now becomes of Scola?
The latest rumor from Yahoo Sports has several teams showing interest in the 32-year-old, but the Dallas Mavericks could have the upper hand as they have the cap space to sign the South American star and a big need for a good offensive player to compliment Dirk Nowitzki in the front-court.
Scola averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds last season for Houston and the former second round pick of San Antonio has averaged over 14 points and seven rebounds in his career, something Dallas really needs after a disappointing off-season.
Dallas won the NBA title just two years ago, but the aging Mavericks are transitioning as a franchise by adding youth, but staying competitive. Signing Scola would give the team a big boost offensively, even if it was just a short-term solution and after losing out on free agent Deron Williams, the Mavericks could use any help they can get for the upcoming season.