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Clint Capela | Center | #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 hit 2-of-3 shots for five points, six rebounds and one block in 24 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Blazers.
He was very quiet tonight after double-doubling in his previous three games, and Jusuf Nurkic had his way in this one. Capela was hot coming in and will look to bounce back on Thursday against the Pistons. Andre Drummond gave it up to Alex Len tonight, so the odds are in Capela's favor to get back on track in that one. Mar 21 - 1:38 AM

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Clint Capela posted a 13-point, 11-board double-double during Saturday's win over the Pelicans, adding three blocks and one turnover across 30 minutes.

Capela did an excellent job creating second-chance opportunities for Houston with his work on the offensive glass, something that has been the norm for him this year as he sits in the top-5 in offensive rebounding rate (13.3). Capela did appear to tweak his left thumb during the first half, but he played through it, and we wouldn’t expect it to become an issue that forces him to the sidelines.
Mar 17 - 9:48 PM

Clint Capela (thumb) blocked a career-high six shots on Thursday, with 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting, 12 rebounds and one steal.

In an epic showdown with DeAndre Jordan, Capela and the Rockets got the last laugh. There was some pregame confusion with Capela, as the Rockets initially listed him as 'out' with a strained left thumb -- hopefully the mix-up didn't cause him to ride any fantasy benches tonight. He came in averaging fewer points, rebounds, assists and blocks since the All-Star break, compared to his pre-break numbers, but tonight's gem should erase most of that discrepancy. He's been a complete steal for everyone who drafted him.
Mar 15 - 10:58 PM

Clint Capela (thumb) will play on Thursday against the Clippers.

In case you missed it, there was a team error earlier today that said Capela wasn't playing, but again he's good to go. He'll get a tougher matchup today, but obviously fire him up everywhere in seasonal leagues.
Mar 15 - 6:25 PM

Updating a previous item, Clint Capela (thumb) is once again probable for Thursday against the Clippers.

He gets a probable status sandwich with a probable tag this morning, but the team made an error on their recent update this afternoon. Capela should be good to go for tonight, but we'll get another update later.
Mar 15 - 5:29 PM

Clint Capela (thumb) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

The hits keep coming on the NBA injury report with so many stud players missing time. Capela was called probable to play for this game back on Wednesday, but apparently his thumb hasn't healed. With him out, it'll probably be Tarik Black in the starting lineup and looking at around 15-20 minutes.
Mar 15 - 5:08 PM

Clint Capela (strained left thumb) is probable to play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

This is the first we're hearing of a thumb issue for Capela, but considering he's being listed as probable, it doesn't seem like anything owners should be concerned about. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to Thursday's tip.
Mar 14 - 12:07 PM

Clint Capela was quiet on Sunday with four points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one turnover in 23 minutes vs. the Mavs.

Capela went 2-of-3 from the field and 0-of-2 from the line. Like most of his teammates, he simply wasn't required to play more than he did in an easy 105-82 road win -- Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute were the only Rockets players to exceed 31 minutes tonight. There's no reason to think Capela's recent calf soreness was an issue, so deploy him as usual this week.
Mar 11 - 9:59 PM

Clint Capela (calf) scored 13 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

The Raptors looked like they had a game plan to keep Capela off the glass early, but he still had a solid line. Capela also had six offensive rebounds and that aspect of his game has been big time with 3.3 per game on the year, which helps on all those boards from treys. He's had a great year and there's no concern about that calf issue that put him on the injury report today.
Mar 9 - 9:53 PM

Clint Capela (calf) will play against the Raptors on Friday.

He only has soreness to his right calf, which isn't the same issue as his left calf bruise from earlier this year. Fire up Capela in all leagues and consider him against Jonas Valanciunas.
Mar 9 - 3:22 PM

Clint Capela (sore right calf) is probable to face the Raptors on Friday.

He had a bruised left calf back in December, so this is a new injury for Capela. He had one of his worst games last year, so maybe this soreness is why. Either way, he should still be out there and has to be in all lineups. He may carry some risk in DFS, though.
Mar 8 - 7:27 PM

Clint Capela scored 10 points with eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

It was one of his worst games of the season, making just 2-of-10 from the line. Capela has vastly improved at the line this year and was at 60.0 percent before tonight, which is even more impressive after his horrible start from the charity stripe. He made just 17.4 percent in his rookie year and just 37.9 percent in 2015-16. Capela is in the mix for Most Improved Player and has been a breakout player in fantasy.
Mar 7 - 10:49 PM

Clint Capela hit 4-of-6 shots for 10 points, a season-low three rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's 122-112 win over the Thunder.

He was somewhat dominated by Steven Adams, who had 16 points, eight boards and three steals on 7-of-9 shooting tonight. Capela had 17 rebounds against the Celtics on Saturday and 14 boards against the Clippers last Wednesday, so it was tough to see tonight's dud coming. He'll look to bounce back against the Bucks on Wednesday night.
Mar 6 - 11:18 PM

Clint Capela (illness) returned on Wednesday with 22 points, 14 rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes of action.

Eight of Capela's rebounds came on the offensive glass, and he finished 9-of-14 from the field with all but one of his attempts in the restricted area. He even made 4-of-4 free throws as a bonus for category-based owners, and his recent illness obviously won't be an issue going forward.
Mar 1 - 1:57 AM

Clint Capela (illness) will start vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, as expected.

Tarik Black will shift back to the bench and could fall out of the rotation entirely, while Capela squares off for what should be a fun matchup vs. DeAndre Jordan. Buckle up.
Feb 28 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Brandan Wright
5Chinanu Onuaku