Rockets land Scola 

July, 13, 2007
Let's have a closer look at Thursday's Spurs-Rockets trade, which basically boiled down to Houston giving up a Greek who desperately wants out of America for an Argentine who's been hoping to get to the NBA for a half-decade.

The Rockets acquired the rights to Argentine forward Luis Scola and center Jackie Butler for disenchanted guard Vassilis Spanoulis and a 2009 second-round draft pick, giving Scola his long-awaited chance to come to the NBA after more false starts than he'd care to remember.

"It's about three years too late," said Scola's American agent, George Bass. "This is great, but when someone gets caught up in a situation like Luis did, it's a tough deal."