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Clint Capela | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Switzerland
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (25) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Clint Capela piled up 22 points, 17 rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist in 28 minutes vs. the Kings, making 10-of-12 field goals and both of his free throws.
Capela did this without Chris Paul's passing genius on the court tonight, and he's set up for a tremendous fantasy season. He's a natural source of boards and defensive stats, and his scoring should overwhelmingly be of the high-percentage variety on lobs and putbacks. Congrats to those with the foresight to draft him. Oct 19 - 3:31 AM

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Clint Capela played just 18 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, one steal and one block.

He finished 5-of-9 from the field and missed his only free throw, and he also had a +/- rating of -23 in his limited action. This was a tough matchup for Capela with the Warriors going small for most of the night, so Capela's owners have no reason to panic. Better days are ahead for the promising 23-year-old center.
Oct 18 - 1:40 AM

Clint Capela will become a restricted free agent next summer.

This means that the Rockets won't come to an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's deadline. "I'm here. I'm healthy. I'm playing. That's all that matters," he said. The 23-year-old center is a rising star in Houston and the addition of Chris Paul will only benefit him. He's an excellent mid-round fantasy pick.
Oct 16 - 11:54 AM

Clint Capela blocked five shots during the Rockets' 101-89 win on Wednesday, adding 15 points (5-of-9 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

Capela rose to fantasy prominence last season and the addition of Chris Paul means even more lobs will be coming his way this year. His fantasy value is grounded in stellar FG percentages, with solid blocks and rebounds, and he won't hurt you anywhere beyond the FT line. That said, we're not getting excited about tonight's 5-of-5 mark because Capela shot no better than 60.8 percent from the line in any month last season.
Oct 12 - 12:46 AM

Clint Capela said he worked on his conditioning this offseason so that he can reach his goal of 28 minutes per game.

He saw just under 23.9 minutes per game last season, so this is well within his reach. Coach Mike D'Antoni also hinted that Capela's workload will be in the 26-30 minute range depending on how much he can handle. Capela had his coming out party in the playoffs with 10.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.5 blocks and should be the recipient of a lot of lobs from Chris Paul and James Harden -- the Rockets also used him in a ton of pick-and-rolls during the first day of camp. Still only 23 years old, Capela is a strong mid-round option if you can live with his poor free throw shooting.
Sep 26 - 7:59 PM

Clint Capela said he wants to get stronger and be more consistent next season.

"Now, I know that I can handle the role of a starting center," Capela said. "Now, my goal is to be more consistent and to be able to play more minutes and, like I did after this past summer get better, get stronger. Keep working and get better." The Rockets are very high on the 22-year-old center and GM Daryl Morey believes he can become an All-Star. He averaged 12.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.2 blocks in 23.9 minutes per game in 2016-17, but really shined in the playoffs when he averaged 2.5 blocks. He's poised for a big 2017-18, but fantasy owners would like to see him continue to make progress from the free throw line -- he shot 53.1 percent from the line during the regular season.
May 14 - 11:38 AM

Clint Capela scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, two steals and one block in 35 minutes against the Spurs during a season-ending loss on Thursday.

While this is obviously a crushing blow, the biggest positive here for Houston is they know they have a good one in Clint Capela. Plus, he also showed he could play bigger minutes after averaging just 23.9 per game during the season. He'll likely be in the mix as a top-five shot blocker with close to a double-double average next season.
May 11 - 10:35 PM

After an impressive Game 3 performance, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni pulled Clint Capela aside and told him that needed to "become the norm moving forward."

"I told him, 'Hey, you have to repeat that 82 times next year,' " D'Antoni said. "And you have to do it [Sunday] night. He's growing to that point, and if he does he's going to be one of the best centers in the league, without a doubt." Capela has been virtually unstoppable in this series with averages of 15.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 blocks on 74.1 percent shooting from the field. The Rockets will need more of the same if they want to even the series in Game 4 on Sunday.
May 7 - 10:00 AM

Clint Capela scored 12 points with 16 rebounds, three assists and five blocks in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

He was actually leading the Rockets in scoring after the first two games of this series, so coach Mike D'Antoni played him a little more than usual -- he averaged just 23.0 minutes per game in the postseason before today. Capela certainly played well today and there's no reason to think the plan isn't to keep him around 30 minutes going forward.
May 6 - 12:07 AM

Clint Capela feasted against the Spurs in Game 1 on Monday, scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Capela punished David Lee and LaMarcus Aldridge in the paint, finishing 8-of-10 from the field on his way to a new playoff career-high. After averaging just 7.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in the previous round against OKC, Capela could be an X-factor for Houston in this series. Don't be surprised if the Spurs utilize Dewayne Dedmon more in Game 2 in an effort to slow down Capela.
May 2 - 12:25 AM

Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Clint Capela will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Thunder.

Capela made a lot of mistakes in Sunday's Game 4 win, and only managed to get on the court for 18 minutes, while Nene was incredible in his 25 minutes off the bench. Don't be surprised to see Capela get a quick yank if he's not performing up to expectations in tonight's potential closeout game.
Apr 25 - 6:25 PM

Clint Capela briefly exited Sunday's game after getting hit in the mouth, returning to finish with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes.

Capela needed three stitches but it's obviously not a serious concern. Houston had a crushing 21-0 advantage in second-chance points by halftime tonight, and Capela was a big reason for their ultimate 118-87 victory. He added seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal and zero turnovers, and looks like a cheap DFS center given the lean playoff options.
Apr 17 - 12:32 AM

Clint Capela made 11-of-12 from the field for 22 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal in 30 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday.

That's an encouraging game after getting some time off for rest. Capela has been healthy for the most part since his stress fracture in his leg, averaging 24.8 minutes per game since the All-Star break. Now that Capela has shown so much improvement, it'll be interesting to see how many minutes he'll play against the Thunder. On the season, he averaged 12.3 points, 9.7 boards and 1.7 blocks in three games against OKC this season. He'll definitely be a factor in this series.
Apr 13 - 12:29 AM

Clint Capela (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

With Capela back in action, Chinanu Onuaku will head back to the bench, and he might not get on the court at all tonight.
Apr 12 - 5:11 PM

Clint Capela (rest) is expected to play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

He should be back in action following Monday's rest day, which will send Chinanu Onuaku back to the bench, and Onuaku might not play at all with Nene (fingers) also expected to get back out there.
Apr 11 - 3:37 PM

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All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Chinanu Onuaku
5Zhou Qi