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Luis Scola Awarded To Phoenix Suns In Waiver Auction

The 2012 NBA offseason is certainly not lacking in twists and turns. The Phoenix Suns were able to pick up a power forward and one-time gold medalist on Sunday by putting in the highest bid on a waiver auction.

The Houston Rockets had decided to use their amnesty clause to waive Luis Scola and free up his contract, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. The Suns then won the blind auction for Scola's services and will pay a portion of his 2012 salary, with the Rockets picking up whatever is left over (which will not count toward their 2012 cap).

The Suns opted to use their own amnesty clause on Josh Childress to free up cash to take Scola, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, so teams may be bidding on Childress in short order.

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