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New Nets Forward Luis Scola Is Not a Fan of New York Rent Prices

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJuly 22, 2016

Toronto Raptors' Luis Scola relaxes at warm ups before Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat, Friday, May 13, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz/Associated Press

In a recent interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post, new Brooklyn Nets forward Luis Scola explained that he likes the Big Apple.

But those rent prices…

Here's the 36-year-old big man on the high rates: "I think New York is one of the best cities in the world—a lot of people question New York. They love to visit but not to live. I'm excited. I like to live there, too, but I don't like the renting prices."

Scola, who spent last season with the Toronto Raptors, doesn't have much of a choice on where he and his family live.

"It has to be in Brooklyn," he said. "How far can you go with the challenge of traffic? It's a good opportunity for me and my family to live in the middle of the city, doing city life, walking to places, taking buses, riding a bike. Just forget about the car and suburban life and 40-minute drive. It's going to be fun."

Scola will head into the 2016-17 season as Brooklyn's oldest player as new general manager Sean Marks tries to rebuild from the ground up. Scola's deal is worth $5.5 million over one year, per Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (via ESPN.com's Mike Mazzeo):

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYDN

. @EricPincus has Luis Scola at $5.5 million and Greivis Vasquez at $4.3 million for 2016-17 #Nets

[New York Post]

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