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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
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Clint Capela came off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds and two blocks in 11 minutes.
He still has a minutes limit and it may stick around. The good news is Capela came in for garbage time, so maybe the plan all along was to have him close out for this game. While he hasn't done much yet, he has to be owned in all standard leagues. Jan 18 - 11:32 PM

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Clint Capela will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

Capela started in his return from a 15-game absence on Tuesday, but only lasted nine minutes, so it doesn't make much sense to start him while he's dealing with a minutes limit. Capela does have some nice upside, but it'll probably take him at least a week before he's really up to speed.
Jan 18 - 6:33 PM

Clint Capela played for the first time in 15 games after a broken leg and started on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score in just nine minutes of action.

The good news is that he's back and the bad news is that it will be baby steps for Capela as he works his way back into game shape. He's worth holding, but it may be a week or so before we see him return to form. He did have five rebounds and a block, for what it's worth.
Jan 17 - 10:03 PM

Clint Capela (knee) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night in Miami, but will "probably" play fewer than 20 minutes.

Capela will return after missing 15 games. Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that there will not be a minutes cap in place, but did say: "His condition being what it is, we'll keep him under 20 minutes, probably." Capela was averaging 24.5 minutes per game over Houston's first 28 games this season. Montrezl Harrell had played relatively well in Capela absence, but will now get bumped back to the bench.
Jan 17 - 11:28 AM

Clint Capela (knee) is expected to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday vs. Miami.

"I've been doing pretty good in the workouts by myself, sprinting, dunking. It all felt good," Capela said. He had been playing the best basketball of his career prior to the injury, which was initially projected to cost him 4-6 weeks. He is averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks - all career-highs. Make sure he is not floating around your league's waiver wire, as he was returning mid-round value over the first two months of the season.
Jan 17 - 11:00 AM

Clint Capela (knee) said that he's been sprinting and dunking during recent workouts, and it all felt good.

Capela has been out of commission since Dec. 17, but he could return to the court for Tuesday's game against the Heat. The Rockets will make an official determination on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he's close enough to a return that he should be stashed in most leagues. He'll likely be eased back into things after the lengthy layoff, but once he's fully up to speed, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value.
Jan 16 - 6:42 PM

Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday vs. the Heat or Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

He has missed about one month of action, but the big man is scheduled to go through practice on Monday. It's fair to assume that Capela will have restrictions right out of the gate, but he shouldn't be sitting on your waiver wire with season averages of 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Montrezl Harrell is now a drop candidate in most leagues, while Nene loses a lot of value as well.
Jan 15 - 11:11 AM

Clint Capela (leg) said he's feeling good and he remains on pace to return in the next week or two.

"My legs feel good. My quickness, I can run, stuff like that," Capela said. "Right now, I just take it day-after-day working out. I'm on schedule for four-to-six weeks (original timetable), like they said before. My workout is getting better, really better." As long as you're OK with his 44.6 percent shooting from the free throw line, Capela is worth stashing after averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks before going down. Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value when Capela is cleared.
Jan 12 - 9:48 AM

Clint Capela (knee) is on track to return to the court by mid-to-late January.

Capela is currently in Week-3 of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so if he meets the early end of the timetable we could see him back as soon as January 17, with the latest possible return date being January 31. With a punting free throws strategy, Capela was a top-50 asset in 9-cat leagues prior to going down, so he's worth stashing if he's a fit for your team and you can sustain the dead roster space. Once Capela gets back to the court, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value.
Jan 9 - 2:38 PM

The Rockets have confirmed that Clint Capela has a small fracture in his left fibula and will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets are "bracing" to be without their starting center for between 4-to-6 weeks. This is a bit longer timeline than the initial reports, which indicated Capela would be sidelined for "several weeks." Woj also reports that Houston will probe the trade market to see if any centers can be obtained, but will most likely lean on Nene and Montrezl Harrell.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:17:00 AM

An MRI on Clint Capela's left leg showed that he suffered a broken fibula and he is expected to miss several weeks.

The report comes from L'Equipe, a French sports publication, but it's worth noting that the Houston Chronicle also picked it up. The fibula is the bone between the knee and the ankle, and he is getting another scan to confirm the diagnosis. The Rockets have ruled him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs but we likely won't get an update on his timetable until Tuesday. His owners should stand pat until we learn more. Nene and Montrezl Harrell should see a bump in minutes while Capela is out, but they aren't great adds in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 07:48:00 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clint Capela (left knee) is not expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

D'Antoni added that Capela is in "a lot of pain" and that he may get an MRI on his left knee. This is pretty concerning, but Capela's owners should stand pat until we get another update. Nene is expected to start on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, but he's not a great pickup in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 01:42:00 PM

Clint Capela suffered a bruised left leg on Saturday and is questionable to return.

Karl-Anthony Towns drove right at him and the collision caused the injury. Capela had some trouble limping off the court and needed some help. It's likely just a bad bruise and hopefully nothing is structurally wrong. If he needs to miss time, Nene and Montrezl Harrell would be stepping up.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:39:00 PM

Clint Capela posted 14 points, two boards and two assists during Wednesday's home victory vs. the Kings, adding one steal and one block in 18 minutes.

The Kings were playing without DeMarcus Cousins and they once again deployed plodding veteran Kosta Koufos at center, so the Rockets found plenty of success turning to smaller lineups tonight. Capela was awesome on a per-minute basis and this doesn't alter his fantasy outlook.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:07:00 AM

Clint Capela played just 19 minutes and finished with eight points, six rebounds, two assists and zero blocks on Monday.

Capela had scored in double figures in six straight games before tonight and finished with four fouls. And while he made all four of his field goals, he missed all four of his free throws. His minutes have been pretty shaky in two of his last three games, but Capela is still the starting center for the Rockets and we're guessing his minutes and game return to form in the near future. Don't panic.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1James Harden
2Tyler Ennis
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3Corey Brewer
4K.J. McDaniels
PF1Ryan Anderson
C1Clint Capela
2Montrezl Harrell
3Nene Hilario
4Chinanu Onuaku