According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets were in serious discussions to send Luis Scola to the Eastern Conference, but the talks have since broken down:
Houston and Brooklyn were deep in discussions on trade for Luis Scola on Saturday, but talks fell apart before completion, sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2012
Scola signed a five-year deal worth $47 million dollars in the summer of 2010. It seemed to be a sound decision at the time considering Yao Ming's abrupt retirement from the game of basketball. But with the new salary cap rules going into effect in the summer of 2013, teams are looking to shed as much salary as they possibly can.
The talks may have broken down now that the Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard officially requested a trade to the Nets on Saturday evening.
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