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Scola On Verge of Signing with Rockets
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Rockets Trade Spanoulis for Spurs' Scola
HOUSTON -- Less than 24 hours after being traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Houston Rockets, Argentinean forward Luis Scola may be on the verge of signing with the team.
On Thursday, the Spurs sent the rights to Scola and backup center Jackie Butler to Houston for guard Vassilis Spanoulis, a 2009 second-round pick, and cash.
Scola is a star for the Spanish team, Tau Ceramica, where he earned All-Euroleague First Team honors this past season.
The Rockets still have to sign Scola and according to his agent, George Bass, that could happen within a few days.
"I think the contract will come together very quickly and I see it coming together by this weekend or early next week," Bass said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
NBA sources told FOX 26 Friday that the Rockets already have the wheels in motion for Scola to take a physical in Buenos Aires once a contract agreement is reached.
"Our whole (agency) group is excited about getting Luis traded to Houston." Bass said.
Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey told FOX 26 Sports Thursday he expected Scola to join his franchise and compete for a starting job.