The Toronto Raptors have signed Argentine big man Luis Scola to a one-year $3 million deal. RealGM reported the terms of the contract while Scola confirmed the news on Twitter.
We the north... Here I come :)
— Luis Scola (@LScola4) July 9, 2015
“We the North” has been the battle cry of the Raptors the past few seasons.
The 35-year-old Scola will enter his ninth NBA season and is a veteran both in the pro leagues and international competition. He played for the Houston Rockets from 2007 to 2012, Phoenix Suns in 2012-13 and the Pacers for the last two seasons.
He has represented the Argentine national team for more than two decades, being named the FIBA Championship Most Valuable Player three times in his career.
Last season with the Pacers, Scola averaged 20.5 minutes, 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 81 games, starting 16 times. With the Raptors, Scola is expected to be the backup center to budding star Jonas Valanciunas.