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Old 11-16-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

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Old 11-16-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

I never understood it as well. Maybe they thought Oberto was better or something?
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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I think they did it bc they are a class act organization and they know Scola deserved to be in the NBA. But they were not going to buy him out bc they didn't need him. I am pretty sure they didn't really want to trade with the Rockets but there were not too many other options. They knew they have Duncan and would not need him. Also bc of Manu and Oberto they have more respect for Scola and wanted to put him on a good team. Sounds stupid but honestly thats what I believe.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

SA got something out of the trade as well, they opened a roster spot and cap space, which will allow them to make a move further down the line.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:25 AM   #5
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SA got something out of the trade as well, they opened a roster spot and cap space, which will allow them to make a move further down the line.
They got Matt Bonner!
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

SA loves foreign players. Scola was about as sure a foreign bet as you can get. They already have 2 other Argentinian players that are close to Scola. They have a need for backup minutes at the 4... Scola wasn't even expensive.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:26 AM   #7
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

I wondered as well when it first happened. But from what a Spurs fan told me, it was financial reasons. Plus, when was the last time the Spurs made a bad move.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:39 AM   #8
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

My guess is that since this is Tim Duncan's team, I bet they were concerned on how well they'd play together or get along. It's the only rational explanation.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:41 AM   #9
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Why wouldn't Duncan and Scola play well together?

Duncan basically plays center now, Scola can hit the midrange J.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:45 AM   #10
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

This will be a valid question for as long as Scola is in the NBA.

It made no sense, and never will
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:46 AM   #11
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Why wouldn't Duncan and Scola play well together?

Duncan basically plays center now, Scola can hit the midrange J.

personality conflicts....
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:00 AM   #12
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personality conflicts....


timmy d isnt shaq he gets along with pritty much everybody and u dont hear him complain about his team mates ever
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:15 AM   #13
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Default Re: I still don't understand why the Spurs traded Scola

I read a while ago that Scola wouldn't come off the bench behind Duncan so the Spurs traded him for cap room. It was some complicated loop hole that will end up saving them a bunch of money.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:41 AM   #14
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i think it was that they didn't want to pay his buyout since he had a contract in for another league and i think it was 5 mill but i might be wrong
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:33 AM   #15
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^ That might make sense.
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