Indystar.com has some recent video of Indiana Pacers new power forward Luis Scola talking about coming the team, and what that means for him. By watching that first video, you see Scola is ready to go for this new step in his career. Coming off the bench instead of starting. Of course, it’s the right thing to say, but I get that feeling Scola is truly behind it. He even talks about how David West is the starter, and he’s not about to break up what’s going on here. I am sure you would have a guy or two in the NBA who always feels like they should start, and I am glad Scola spoke up the way he did.
Each guy on this team will have their own role, and what the coaches want that role to be is to be determined. But you have to have those role players. Look at the Miami Heat, sure they have Lebron James at the helm, but you bring in someone like Ray Allen, who’s great in his own right, but steps back and helps the team in what ways he can. Look at the great Michael Jordan teams, and you can talk up Steve Kerr, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and such. Role players that found their niche on a team. That’s what Scola will have to do with this Pacers team.
There will be times he’s asked to play power forward, but I can also see him playing some at center. Essentially, a big man who can do some good things for the team. I hear the best part about his game is that he can score in the post. When you look at past Pacer players that seemed to be the weakness. But if Scola can truly do that for this team, they should be a leg up on most Eastern Conference teams when it comes to front line players. Especially, if Chris Copeland is able to play well. Ian Mahinmi can come in for some quality minutes. Then you have David West and Roy Hibbert leading the way. Just think how good those big men could be. Scola will be a nice addition to this Pacers team, and I look forward to seeing what he can add.