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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
Contract: view contract details

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Clint Capela played only 22 minutes in Game 3, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds (four offensive), one assist and one block.
Capela opened the game with a pair of easy buckets at the rim, but Draymond Green and the Warriors' defense held him at bay after that early flurry. The Rockets really struggled in the first half with 10 turnovers and 14 missed shots in the paint, including a ton of layups, and Mike D'Antoni opted to go small to claw back from a double-digit deficit -- it didn't work. Capela's rim protection was sorely missed when he was out of the game, and it will be interesting to see what D'Antoni does in Game 4 -- Capela had played at least 27 minutes in every playoff game prior to tonight. May 20 - 10:43 PM

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The Suns are reportedly prepared to offer Clint Capela "a max or near-max contract" once free agency begins this offseason.

Capela will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and Houston will most likely be matching any offer he receives on the open market, as owner Tilman Fertita has already said he's more than willing to go into the luxury tax to keep Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, James Harden and Capela together. Capela has been lighting it up through the playoffs thus far with averages of 14.4 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.8 swats per contest, so he'll assuredly be getting paid this summer.
Source: USA Today
May 14 - 5:45 PM

Clint Capela had another dominant game on Sunday with 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 15 rebounds, six blocks, two assists and two steals in a team-high 37 minutes.

Capela was everywhere down the stretch to seal the victory, helping Houston earn a 3-1 series lead. He's been a monster all year long and is bringing his best game vs. Rudy Gobert in this series, averaging 15.0 points on 59.6% shooting, 11.5 boards, 3.0 blocks, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals. He's also committed a mere four turnovers in 33.5 minutes per game, and is setting himself up for a massive contract in restricted free agency this summer.
May 6 - 10:57 PM

Clint Capela scored 11 points with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and four blocks in 30 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

Those two steals match his playoff career-high and it's the first time he's had two blocks and two steals in a postseason outing. He was tremendous on defense and there's a strong correlation with Capela blocking shots and wins with Houston now going 25-0 when he had three-plus blocks in a game during the postseason and regular season. He doesn't get enough credit as one of the best centers in the NBA.
May 5 - 1:01 AM

Clint Capela racked up a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's 110-96 victory over the Jazz.

Houston is up 1-0 in the series, and at least for one game, Capela had a much greater impact than his counterpart Rudy Gobert. Capela rounded out his line with a steal, a block, and a turnover on 7-of-13 shooting (2-of-4 free throws) in his 35.5 minutes of action. Perhaps it's finally time to stop overlooking Capela's importance to Houston's overall success.
Apr 29 - 6:19 PM

Clint Capela sank 12-of-14 shots during Houston's series-clinching win on Wednesday, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

The Rockets dropped 50 points in the third quarter during Game 4, and they created separation after halftime again tonight with a 30-15 edge in the third quarter. They've yet to lose a game all season when Capela scores 20+ points and his presence around the rim is an ideal counterpoint to all of Houston's 3-point shooting. He didn't commit a single turnover tonight and was probably on a lot of winning DFS teams with 48.5 fantasy points.
Apr 26 - 12:56 AM

Clint Capela hit 6-of-11 shots and 2-of-4 free throws for 14 points, a career playoff-high 17 rebounds, three assists and four blocks in 32 minutes of Monday's 119-110 win over the Timberwolves.

He was better than Karl-Anthony Towns tonight, although Towns finally played well and had his best game of the series. Capela's price point is nice in DFS and he's been crashing the boards and blocking shots, so he looks like a fine option again on Wednesday for Game 5.
Apr 23 - 10:45 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni called Clint Capela one of the best centers in the league.

"He's terrific. He's really good. I think he's probably undervalued," D'Antoni said. "Probably won't be this summer when he gets paid. But right now he is. People kind of sleep on him a little bit. But he's one of the better centers in the league." Capela scored a playoff career-high 24 points with 12 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal in Sunday's Game 1 win, outplaying Karl-Anthony Towns in the process. The Rockets are now 43-3 this season when Capela, James Harden and Chris Paul are active.
Apr 16 - 11:53 AM

Clint Capela (hand) scored a playoff career-high 24 points with 12 rebounds (five offensive), three blocks, one assist and one steal during a Game 1 win on Sunday.

Capela made 10-of-15 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs tonight, and he had 20 & 10 before halftime to keep Houston in the lead despite lousy shooting from his teammates. Minnesota will go back to the drawing board for Game 2 and that could involve packing the paint more to limit Capela, but then the Rockets' 3-point shooters could have more space -- it's a 'pick your poison' situation defensively. The 23-year-old Capela outplayed Karl-Anthony Towns tonight, and that's saying something.
Apr 16 - 12:01 AM

Clint Capela (hand) will not play Wednesday against the Kings.

Unike Chris Paul, Capela is listed with an injury, but this isn't serious. Capela made a strong case for Most Improved Player this year and you could say he was the most improved in the Western Conference. He'll be a huge factor in the postseason.
Apr 11 - 9:09 PM

Clint Capela ended up with 10 points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal over 26 minutes in Saturday's 108-102 loss against the Thunder.

Capela did his part, hitting 5-of-6 from the floor with just two turnovers, and he probably should've chipped in even more on offense since he had the hot hand down low. The six-point loss snapped a 20-game home winning streak for the Rockets in their final regular-season game in front of the home folks. Their final two games are on the road against the Lakers on Tuesday and against the Kings on Wednesday.
Apr 7 - 11:39 PM

Clint Capela posted an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double in Houston's 96-94 victory over the Blazers on Thursday night.

Capela shot 4-of-6 from the floor and also knocked down three of his four free-throw attempts. He also chipped in one assist, two steals and a block, without turning the ball over. Capela has recorded 41 double-doubles this season, after just 25 in his first three NBA seasons combined. The Rockets are 41-2 when Capela, James Harden and Chris Paul all play together this season.
Apr 5 - 11:11 PM

Clint Capela hit 9-of-10 shots and 3-of-6 free throws for 21 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes on Tuesday, despite taking a shot to the face.

Capela's vision was blurry for a short time after catching an elbow to the left eye, but when asked if he'd consider wearing goggles, he said no, adding that "It's not 1984." Capela was a beast tonight and has double-doubled in two straight games, and will look to keep it going on Thursday against the Blazers. Hopefully his eye is fine for that one. It should be, because it's clearly not 1984.
Apr 3 - 10:58 PM

Clint Capela posted an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double during Sunday's blowout loss to the Spurs, adding two blocks and nothing else over 28 minutes.

Capela had a tough time trying to contain LaMarcus Aldridge on defense, and he also struggled to get his shot to drop, missing more than a few shots right under the basket. He’s been in a mini-slump in terms of efficiency over the past two games, connecting on just 37.5% of his shot (dunk) attempts, but he should be able to get things back on track on Tuesday vs. Washington.
Apr 1 - 6:30 PM

Clint Capela scored six points with eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in 34 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

That's an offensive disappointment in a favorable matchup, but at least he's back after getting a game off. Capela is going to be in the mix behind Victor Oladipo for Most Improved Player. Expect Capela to get a game off here and there.
Mar 31 - 12:02 AM