The Indiana Pacers got close to the NBA Finals and they’ve spent the offseason making moves to get them closer next season. That is why the Pacers went out and traded for power forward Luis Scola from the Phoenix Suns.
“He’s one of the smartest players this league has ever seen,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said, via USA TODAY. “He’s one of the savviest players ever at the power forward spot. With all his international experience, he’s just a guy that really makes his teammates better and makes the offense flow.
“It’s just a great addition and an upgrade for our club.”
The move could force Scola to come of the bench and he is ok with that if it means winning.
“I’m 32 years old,” Scola said. “I don’t know how many more years I’m going to play. We all know the older we are, the more you know, and we all know it’s about winning. People won’t care about all the numbers you have if you play on a bad team. It’s all about winning. I know that. The older I am, the stronger I believe that.”
“It’s not my choice, but I am going to embrace my role,” he said. “It’s a different role, but I think we’ve got a bunch of new players that can make a difference in the role they play. I will try to be one of those players.”