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Clint Capela | Center

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Switzerland
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Clint Capela will start at center if Dwight Howard is out with his left knee injury on Thursday night, according to Craig Ackerman.
Capela could make for a sneaky daily play, but loses quite a bit of his luster if Howard plays. He had nine points, four boards, a block and a steal in Game 1. May 21 - 8:07 PM

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Rookie Clint Capela said that he will be ready to step up if Dwight Howard misses any time due to his knee injury.

"I am just trying to help the team with all my qualities," Capela said. "Run the floor, protect the basket, rebound, finish under the rim and block shots. If Dwight is not there, I got to do that." Capela scored nine points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in just 14 minutes during Game 1 on Tuesday, and he even shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field. The Rookie has vastly improved since the start of the season, and he could make a huge impact in this series if Howard's knee injury lingers. Keep a close eye on the injury report moving forward.
May 20 - 9:23 AM

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said he's been impressed with Clint Capela.

While the 20-year-old still has a lot of growing to do, his work ethic has caught the eye of his general manager. "Clint is another guy Coach McHale has worked with all year and has been grooming to give us minutes, but frankly most of us felt that it was going to be in the future," Morey said. "For him to really step up the way that he has is a testament to his work ethic and how much time he’s put into both practice and the games and with his [D-League team]." Capela could see some minutes open up for himself next season, but he'll still be limited to more of a deep league fantasy option barring injuries.
Source: ESPN
Apr 23 - 1:05 PM

Clint Capela played a surprising 16 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday with eight points, six boards, two blocks and one turnover.

He saw playing time in the first quarter and the minutes have nothing to do with garbage time whatsoever. Capela has leapfrogged Joey Dorsey for the backup center minutes. Capela is an awful foul shooter, so the Rockets will be hoping teams don't go with a Hack-A-Capela tune.
Apr 19 - 12:28 AM

Coach Kevin McHale said that Clint Capela could see some minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

Well, someone has to play center. Joey Dorsey and Josh Smith will get the starting nods and Capela is really the only bench big man right now. Trevor Ariza will also have a chunk of minutes at the four tonight. Capela isn't a great option unless you're in dire straits for streaming guys tonight.
Mar 30 - 6:20 PM

Clint Capela is with the Rockets for Friday night.

He could get minutes with Donatas Motiejunas (back) out tonight. Capela is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Mar 27 - 6:19 PM

The Houston Rockets have sent Clint Capela back to the D-League.

Capela will re-join the Rio Grande Valley Vipers as he continues to rack up frequent flier points on the D-League Express. While the 20-year-old has promise, he shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.
Feb 19 - 10:18 AM

Rockets recalled Clint Capela from the D-League.

Capela will be up and down all season, and he's not on the fantasy radar at this time.
Feb 9 - 10:25 AM

Clint Capela has been re-assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

Capela has played just 18 minutes for the Rockets this season, so this move comes as no surprise as the team tries to get him some consistent minutes. While the 20-year-old has plenty of talent, he can be forgotten about in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 29 - 10:24 AM

The Houston Rockets have recalled Clint Capela from the NBA D-League on Sunday.

He averaged 14.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 18 games in the D-League, but he has a lot of work to do in order to get into a crowded Houston rotation. Capela is not on the fantasy radar in most leagues.
Jan 25 - 12:24 PM

Clint Capela was sent down to the NBA D-League on Saturday.

Capela has potential but he is still a major project on both ends of the floor. He is not on the fantasy radar in almost any league.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Clint Capela has been called up from the D-League on Wednesday.

He moves down even further on the depth chart and this is just a formality. Capela is a major project, so keep him on the wire.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Clint Capela has been sent down for another D-League stint.

Capela has logged a total of 12 minutes over four games for the Rockets this season, and he's recorded more misses than any other statistic. He remains a negligible option in all leagues.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:30:00 PM

The Houston Rockets have re-called Clint Capela from the D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday.

We'll have to await final word, but this move could be an indication that the Rockets will again be without Dwight Howard (knee) on Wednesday when they take on the Grizzlies. Capela averaged 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks with the Valley Vipers, but won't see the court enough with the Rockets to warrant any attention from fantasy owners.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Clint Capela was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday.

He's barely played even with the Rockets missing a lot of players due to injury. The first-round pick will play most of his minutes in the D-League this season. Capela has no value in redraft leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Pablo Prigioni
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2K.J. McDaniels
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Josh Smith
2Terrence Jones
3Donatas Motiejunas
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela