Rockets use amnesty on Scola

Houston Rockets use amnesty clause on forward Luis Scola

The Houston Rockets have waived forward Luis Scola using the amnesty clause, clearing more salary space with a major move in mind.

The one-time provision allows Scola to leave without his remaining contract counting against the team's salary cap or luxury tax. Scola is due to make about $21 million over the next three seasons.

A fan favorite in Houston, the 6-foot-9 Scola averaged 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in five seasons with the Rockets.

The Rockets have torn apart their 2011-12 roster as they reportedly push Orlando to send them All-Star center Dwight Howard. Cutting Scola would allow Houston to absorb multiple undesirable contracts from Orlando in a potential deal.

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