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New Brooklyn Net Luis Scola shocked by New York rents

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TORONTO, ON - MARCH 18: Luis Scola #4 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates after sinking a 3-pointer during the first half of an NBA game against the Boston Celtics at the Air Canada Centre on March 18, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

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According to, the average one-bedroom apartment in New York City rents for $2848 a month. A two bedroom will run you an average of $3631.

Luis Scola and his family have spent the past few seasons in Toronto and Indianapolis but are now moving to Brooklyn, where he signed with the Nets. He wants to do it right — live in the city, walk everywhere, eat out more, not be so suburban. But about those rents...

From Marc Berman of the New York Post:

“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,” Scola said. “I’m excited. I like to live there, too, but I don’t like the renting prices.”

Scola will make $5.5 million on his one-year deal in Brooklyn, he can swing those rents. He’s not going to have to live in Hoboken with two people he met on Craig’s List.

But yes, sticker shock.