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Scola Shipped to Pacers for Green, Plumlee, 1st Round Pick

PHOENIX-- Luis Scola's tenure with the Suns is over, ESPN's Marc Stein reported .

Phoenix acquired Scola last offseason by submitting the winning bid under the league's amnesty rule. Scola appeared in all 82 of the Suns' games last year, averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. 

Indiana sent forward Gerald Green, center Miles Plumlee, and a lottery pick in next year's draft to Phoenix. The Pacers signed Green to a three-year-contract a year ago, but he was inconsistent and averaged a mere 7 points-per-contest. The Suns will be Green's seventh team in 8 years in the NBA. Plumlee was the Pacers' first-round-pick in 2012, but appeared in only 14 games last season, averaging 0.9 points. Although, he excelled in summer league, averaging 10 points and 9.5 rebounds. 

The real prize for the Suns was the 2014 first-round lottery pick, as new Suns GM Ryan McDonough is leading the team into a rebuilding process. 

The 33-year-old Scola will fit in well on a Pacers bench that was not strong enough to beat the Miami Heat in the playoffs last season. With the edition of Scola and a healthy Danny Granger in the mix, the Pacers have a legitimate chance to make a Finals run next season. As for the Suns, they might have to wait.

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