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Clint Capela | Center | #15

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Switzerland
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (25) / HOU
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Clint Capela made 11-of-14 shots to score 23 points on Sunday, adding six rebounds, three blocks and a career-high-tying five assists in 34 minutes.
He didn't have any offensive boards, which is unusual, but checked every other box for fantasy owners -- and without Chris Paul, he did his best in the dimes department. We're only three games into the season, but Capela has picked up right where he left off as a top-40 value in almost any format. Oct 21 - 11:51 PM

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Clint Capela scored eight points with eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Going against Anthony Davis is every easy and the pace is part of the reason he may have been kept to 26 minutes. We saw Capela get 30 minutes in the postseason, but the marathon regular season may keep him in the 26-29 range most nights. Regardless, he's a double-double guy with major upside in blocks.
Oct 18 - 12:56 AM

Clint Capela (right hand) is good to go for Friday's preseason finale.

The Rockets wouldn't throw him out there for an exhibition if his hand was even a slight concern. Capela is an excellent early-round target once the high-profile names like Rudy Gobert are off the board.
Oct 12 - 6:35 PM

Clint Capela (right hand) is probable for Friday's preseason finale against Memphis.

Capela skipped Tuesday's exhibition game against the Shanghai Sharks, but he should be back in action on Friday night. He's a solid, early-round target.
Oct 10 - 1:34 PM

Clint Capela (bruised right hand) will not suit up for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Shanghai Sharks.

Capela isn't dealing with anything serious, but the Rockets don't want to push it with the games being meaningless. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Friday's exhibition game against the Grizzlies.
Oct 9 - 5:15 PM

Clint Capela (bruised right hand) is questionable for Tuesday's exhibition game vs. the Shanghai Sharks.

Capela sat out the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Spurs due to the injury. However, speaking with reporters afterward, coach Mike D'Antoni said Capela was only dealing with a minor injury. "Clint should be fine," said D'Antoni. "He just has a bruised hand. I was worried about that one, but he should be fine. I was thinking this is not good because he couldn't bend his hand, but it worked out alright." We should get a final update on his availability for Tuesday's contest later this evening.
Oct 9 - 1:24 PM

Mike D'Antoni said he expects Clint Capela (bruised hand) to be "fine."

"Clint should be fine," said D'Antoni. "He just has a bruised hand. I was worried about that one, but he should be fine. I was thinking this is not good because he couldn't bend his hand, but it worked out alright." Capela sat out the second half of Sunday's exhibition game, but it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything serious. Continue to draft him as you would.
Oct 7 - 7:57 PM

Clint Capela exited Sunday's exhibition game with a sore right hand and will not return.

Capela could be seen rubbing his hand a bit during the first half, although he did start the second half, which suggests this is a very minor issue. Dejounte Murray went down with a bad knee injury during this game, which perhaps gave the Houston medical staff some extra incentive to be ultra-cautious with Capela when the games are meaningless. He'll end his night with 10 points, six boards, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 22 minutes.
Oct 7 - 5:59 PM

Clint Capela (foot) and P.J. Tucker (back) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's preseason matchup with the Spurs.

Capela sat out Thursday's exhibition game with a sore foot, but the injury was never believed to be serious and the fact that he'll be suiting up for a meaningless game confirms that. Tucker will be making his preseason debut, which will push Carmelo Anthony back to the second unit. Chris Paul, James Harden and James Ennis will join Capela and Tucker in the starting five today.

When asked about Clint Capela's motivation for 2018-19, coach Mike D'Antoni said "The money is not weighing him down."

"He’s been great. I think he looks about how he looked halfway through the year. He came in a lot better," D'Antoni said. "Last year, he was a little overweight. This year, he came ready to go. That’s great. We got him the next four years, five years, whatever it is. He’s going to be really good." His preseason has been put on hold due to a minor foot injury, but he went through practice on Saturday and should make an appearance on Sunday vs. the Spurs.
Oct 7 - 10:15 AM

Clint Capela (foot) went through practice on Saturday and is expected to be available for Sunday against the Spurs.

He is questionable to play, but it sounds like he's going to be out there. Capela has foot soreness and has yet to suit up while the Rockets have been going through dress rehearsals. Capela did have a right foot issue in 2016, so this is something to keep an eye on.
Oct 6 - 4:01 PM

Clint Capela (foot) said he feels "way better" and is expected to practice on Saturday.

I hope I get to go [on Sunday]," Capela said about his status. "I feel much better. I was wondering what it was. That was before I checked with the team and the trainer. After I got checked it’s nothing, nothing important." He's dealing with foot soreness and the Rockets have been cautious. Capela should see minutes in the 28-30 range and he's well worth a look in the third round.
Oct 5 - 4:24 PM

Clint Capela (sore right foot) won't play vs. the Pacers on Thursday.

He was listed as doubtful and this comes as no surprise. Marquese Chriss will start in his absence, with Isaiah Hartenstein as the first center coming off the bench. There's no reason to fret about Capela's health and this doesn't impact his fantasy outlook whatsoever.

Clint Capela (sore right foot) is doubtful to play in Thursday's exhibition game against the Pacers.

There's no reason to push things during the preseason, but we doubt this will be a lasting issue. Marquese Chriss could get some more run on Thursday night if Capela sits, but it'll be tough for Chriss to earn meaningful minutes when the games really matter. Capela remains a safe, early-round target.
Oct 3 - 1:13 PM

Clint Capela said he's shooting to be an All-Star and the Defensive Player of the Year this season.

Capela was in the DPOY conversation last year with his 1.9 swats per contest and Houston ranking No. 8 overall in terms of defensive efficiency; he did this in just 27.5 minutes per game. He's expected to flirt with minutes in the 30s this season, which should up his block rate and further his case in the Defensive Player of the Year running. The All-Star team could be a stretch, but he'll be an easy top-40 pick on draft day.
Sep 24 - 3:06 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Brandon Knight
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1James Ennis
2Gerald Green
3Vince Edwards
PF1P.J. Tucker
2Carmelo Anthony
3Marquese Chriss
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Isaiah Hartenstein
4Zhou Qi