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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 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

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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

The Rockets are resting Clint Capela and Patrick Beverley on Monday vs. the Clippers.

Lou Williams (rest) and Nene (fingers) are also out, but that was reported on Sunday. With Capela out, Montrezl Harrell should get a lot of burn up front and we could see a lot of rookie center Chinanu Onuaku. Capela should be back on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.
Apr 10 - 9:10 PM

Clint Capela was back in Houston's starting lineup on Sunday, finishing with 18 points on 8-of-8 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws, with six rebounds and one block in 24 minutes.

Capela was out Friday for rest and coach Mike D'Antoni said he might limit his starters on Monday as a precaution. The Rockets are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West playoff picture, so Capela isn't the easiest guy to trust for value down the stretch. He's been a surprising breakout player on a season-long basis, however, and the Rockets aren't exactly missing Dwight Howard as they sit on a 54-26 record.
Apr 9 - 9:07 PM

Clint Capela is back in the Rockets' starting lineup vs. the Kings on Sunday.

Nene (hand) is out tonight due to injury, but it's also a good opportunity for Houston to give their big man some rest. Expect Capela to play his usual allotment of minutes after resting on Friday.
Apr 9 - 6:03 PM

Clint Capela (rest) will not play and Nene will start against the Pistons on Friday.

The Rockets are starting to manage the minutes of their guys because they have nothing to play for. Capela has been in the lineup for every game since he returned from his leg injury, so credit to him for staying healthy. Montrezl Harrell should get some decent minutes off the bench and is a viable DFS play.
Apr 7 - 6:35 PM

Clint Capela hit 9-of-10 shots for 21 points, seven rebounds and a block in 30 minutes of Tuesday's 113-106 loss to the Warriors.

Capela has been one of this season's most pleasant surprises and has scored in double figures in five straight, averaging 14.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks along the way while hitting a ridiculous 73 percent of his shots.
Mar 28 - 11:13 PM