Report: Cavs Have Placed Bid for Luis Scola

According to Fox 8’s John Telich, the Cleveland Cavaliers have submitted a bid on the waiver wires for recently amnesty-waived Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that the Cavs and Dallas Mavericks would be the two leading contenders for Scola’s services. The 32-year-old forward has averaged 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds during his five-year NBA career, entirely with Houston.

On Saturday, Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico tweeted that a move likely will not be made officially until Monday, when it will be 48 hours since Scola was waived.

He’s set to make slightly over $30 million over the next three seasons. The team that places the highest sealed-envelope bid will win the claim for Scola and pay that portion of his salary for the 2012-13 schedule.

[Related: Cleveland Cavs Notes: Kyrie Irving’s Injury, Luis Scola, Andrew Bynum, Start of Summer League]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Dallas just signed Brand I’m hoping the Cavaliers can make it 2-2 since this week with the football team winning the auction for WR Josh Gordon. According to SI.com Scola would need to be paid $3.3M for ’12/’13 and an additional $10M spread over three years. This most certainly is achievable for the Cavaliers. More importantly it might set the table for some sort of deal with LA and Orlando.

  • FearTheRoo

    Just got signed by the Suns. Man gotta love Cleveland….

    When will we have good luck??

  • zonk

    Another non story. Which player will be next on the rumored free agent signing or potential trade that the Cavs will not pull the trigger on? Can’t wait to see who Chris Grant screws up the 4th pick with in 2013.

  • FearTheRoo

    Might as well have headlines about the Cavs trading for Kobe, Lebron, Durant, and Blake Griffin. Because so far every rumor has turned out to be useless crap anyway, why not at least have some fun with it?

    But at the end of the day I’m not mad at reporters, I’m mad at the Cavs for doing absolutely nothing…

  • Jack

    We have good luck all the time. We’ve had two #1 overall picks in 8 years and each of them has been extremely promising. You’re upset because we didn’t overpay for Luis Scola? They gauged his worth and put in their bid. He’s worth more to PHX who has a team of also-rans. Luck had nothing to do with it.

    What is wrong with you?

  • Jack

    Smart post.

  • Jack

    Few teams have been more active. You’re going to fault the Cavs for sticking to their guns and not giving into other teams’ demands?

    What moves could they have engineered that you would’ve liked to see?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You don’t know what he was auctioned off for so how can you say he was overpaid?

  • FearTheRoo

    As far as I know we haven’t brought in any decent free agents. All they are trying to do is stockpile draft picks. Why? to prove that this season will be another opportunity to “tank” and draft more guys like Dion Waiters?

    Tell me what’s wrong with getting guys like Humphries or Bynum? One averaged a double-double, and the other is an all-star. How could those possibly be bad moves? Apparently the Cavs were the team that messed up both potential trades.

  • saggy

    Frankly, I would like Humphries. He’s all hustle and results.

    But Bynum is a different story – he can’t just decide to go to the cavs – he would need to be traded. it takes two – and sometimes three or more – to tango with regards to trading. cavs, i’m sure, would be willing to take him if they got a guarantee that he’d re-sign once he became a FA. but bitching about not getting Bynum is very under-informed of you.

  • Jack

    If we placed a bid, and we didn’t get him, then he’s overpaid by out standards–and that’s all that matters. Out FO made a valuation, placed a bid at that price, and if we lost, that means the Suns bid was higher…and it means they are paying more than what we valued Scola’s svcs at (i.e. overpaid).

  • Jack

    Decent free agents? Like who? Ray Allen? Rashard Lewis? Nick Young? Jeremy Lin? We are set at most positions except for SF, and there aren’t a lot of strong candidates out there that make sense for our roster right now.

    Humphries wants too many years, and the Cavs want to preserve cap space for NEXT summer when there are more attractive FA options available (like say, Andrew Bynum [unless he gets an extension done]), and they have a better sense for what they’ve got in-house already. Besides, Hump already does what TT and Andy do, except with baggage that the other two don’t bring. He’s not a post scorer like Scola. He’s a rebound guy. We’ve got those. That’d be a pretty redundant front court with Humphries, TT, Andy, and Zeller. And clearly he’s not the belle of the ball as teams aren’t exactly lining up to get him on their squad.

    Why are they acquiring draft picks? They are acquiring draft picks in order to make trades/leverage those assets when the time is right. And their shrewd accumulation of draft picks and cap space has made them an enticing partner in almost every big trade scenario floated around this offseason–so I’d say that’s paying dividends already (and is the only reason a team like CLE is even mentioned in a rumor like the Bynum one).

    And Bynum’s now a free agent. So that’s dumb. We’d obviously pull the trigger on that trade if the other parties were willing and the terms were suitable–and how could we do that? Oh, yeah, because we have a bunch of draft picks and cap space.

    I hope that you get some face time with Gilbert soon though. It’s a shame that we have these amateurs out there evaluating talent and making personnel decisions when you’re hanging around fully aware that Dion Waiters is going to be a bust. Do you have a resume you’d like me to edit prior to submission?

    Fight the good fight…

  • Jack

    “Apparently the Cavs were the team that messed up both potential trades.”

    A few murmurs from other execs that the Cavs are being a pain about negotiations hardly justifies your position. And, even if that’s the case, they have been respected by other execs and by many fans for taking the hardline and not getting duped into some trade that sacrifices the solid positional foundation they’ve built.

    Also, for the record: the Howard trade and Humphries rumor had NOTHING to do with getting Chris with a ‘K.’ That was supposed to be our burden for receiving a pick…not a prize in itself.