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Clint Capela | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 scored 12 points with nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and a blocked shot in 27 minutes Monday against the Nuggets.
Capela's minutes were curtailed only due to foul trouble and not due to performance or injury. He ranks fourth in the NBA in field goal percentage and continues to be a tremendous asset for those in rotisserie fantasy formats. Mar 21 - 12:39 AM

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Clint Capela posted eight points with 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot in 26 minutes on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

Capela was a force on the offensive glass, grabbing seven boards at that end to keep many possessions alive and give his team plenty of second-chance points. The center has come alive on the glass in March with 10.2 rebounds per game over six outings, nearly three more per game than his season average.
Mar 13 - 12:34 AM

Clint Capela scored 17 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

He is absolutely rolling right now and has smoked his competition for minutes. In his March games, Capela averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 boards, 1.0 assists and 0.2 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. The blocks aren't there right now, but they will be coming based on his 1.3 per game on the year. He's a must-start player.
Mar 10 - 11:35 PM

Clint Capela double-doubled vs. Utah on Wednesday with 19 points, 12 rebounds and two assists, going 9-of-13 from the field but just 1-of-6 from the line.

Capela did his damage in 32 minutes and it's all owners could have asked for in a brutal matchup vs. Rudy Gobert and the Jazz frontcourt. He came in having made 15-of-19 freebies in his previous five games and a letdown was inevitable, considering he's at just 54.8 percent on the season (42.8 percent for his career). If you can live with that caveat, he's a reliable mid-round fantasy center.
Mar 9 - 12:29 AM

Clint Capela is working hard to improve at the free-throw line, as he is just 68.2 percent from the charity stripe since the start of February.

Capela is second in the NBA in field-goal percentage, but he has been a disaster from the line. However, his hard work paid off in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies when he was sent to the line on five straight possessions, sinking eight of his 10 attempts to help him to a career-high 24 points. If Capela can round out that end of his game, he would that much more valuable, especially in rotisserie formats.
Mar 5 - 6:43 PM

Clint Capela scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting in Saturday's 123-108 win over the Grizzlies.

This was the fifth game of his career with 20+ points and his previous career-high was 22 points. The Grizzlies have allowed the fewest fantasy points to centers this season, so Capela deserves a ton of credit for this line. The Grizzlies tried to punish the Rockets by putting the career 41.8 percent free throw shooter on the line 10 times, but he nailed eight of his attempts with 11 rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes. His minutes have gone up in five straight games and he's trending in the right direction just in time for the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 5 - 12:25 AM

Clint Capela was back in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Wolves, scoring 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

Coach Mike D'Antoni isn't afraid to mix up his starting center depending on the matchup, but Capela is always the best bet to produce. He grabbed nine rebounds in 22 minutes, adding two assists, one steal and one block. His playing time has been limited lately and he's only playing 20.2 minutes per game over his last five, but he's still averaging 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.8 steals in that span. He's worth owning despite the timeshare at center.
Feb 25 - 11:58 PM

Clint Capela will start against the Wolves on Saturday.

Coach Mike D'Antoni has been mixing it up with his five man and will go with Capela against Karl-Anthony. Towns. Capela has played 24.3 minutes per game this month, but he may be closer to 30 in this matchup. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Feb 25 - 7:24 PM

Clint Capela came off the bench for matchup purposes on Thursday and had 15 points, eight boards and three blocks in just 19 minutes.

He'll be back in the starting lineup soon and hit 7-of-8 shots tonight. The Rockets didn't want him starting the night guarding DeMarcus Cousins and the Rockets won the game in a 129-99 blowout. Capela should be back in the starting lineup (over Nene) for their next one.
Feb 23 - 11:05 PM

Clint Capela hit 7-of-9 shots for 17 points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 128-104 win over the Magic.

He didn't compare to Nikola Vucevic in DFS tonight, but played very well and should be locked into the starting center job the rest of the way for the Rockets. Capela has scored in double figures in eight straight games and is averaging 15 points, 8.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 76 percent shooting over his last five games, so he's clearly overs leg injury. Play him with confidence going forward.
Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

Clint Capela feels like he's fully returned to form after the lengthy layoff.

"Conditioning-wise, I feel good now," Capela said. "Against the Hawks I felt so. I was back to running. I felt really good. I sprinted the court. My legs felt good. I was trying to get offensive rebounds. I was able to get back [defensively] and talk. I was feeling really good about that. The legs feel good, too." Capela has really picked up his play over the past three, chipping in averages of 16.0 points, 9.7 boards and 0.7 blocks per game on 77.8 percent shooting. Expect the blocks to start trending up with him getting his legs back under him.
Feb 7 - 2:58 PM

Clint Capela hit 9-of-11 shots for 22 points with nine rebounds, two steals and one block in 31 minutes on Thursday against the Hawks.

Capela tied his season-high 22 points and finished one rebound shy of his ninth double-double of the season. He played over 30 minutes for the first time since Nov. 27 and is starting to look like he’s back to full-speed. This was the sixth game in a row that he has played at least 20 minutes. Montrezl Harrell did not see the court tonight, which is a good sign for Capela owners. It is safe to start deploying Capela on a nightly basis moving forward.
Feb 2 - 10:35 PM

Clint Capela moved back into the starting lineup on Tuesday and hit 5-of-8 shots for 12 points, 11 rebounds and no blocks in 20 minutes.

He had five fouls, but he might not have played much more given to the lopsided score that saw the Rockets up 49-35 at halftime before blowing the game open in the third quarter. Capela might be a lock as the starting center from here on in, as he finally looks close to being fully recovered from his broken leg.
Jan 31 - 11:11 PM

Clint Capela will start Tuesday vs. the Kings, as expected.

Montrezl Harrell will head back to the bench, so his playing time could take a hit. Capela will have a better chance of flirting with minutes in the mid-20s as a starter, so feel free to get him active.
Jan 31 - 6:25 PM

Clint Capela is expected to start at center Tuesday night vs. the Kings.

Montrezl Harrell will get bumped to the bench. Capela has scored in double-figures in five of his last six games. He is averaging 13.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game over that stretch, despite playing just 20.6 minutes per night. His per-36 minute averages this season are remarkably impressive: 18.2 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. Hopefully, now that he is back in the starting lineup, his minutes will creep into the high-20's, which would greatly increase his fantasy value.
Jan 31 - 12:23 PM