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):