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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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An MRI revealed ligament damage in Clint Capela's right thumb and he's expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks of action.
That's a tough blow for a Houston team that is already without Chris Paul (hamstring) and Eric Gordon (knee), and with Capela on the sidelines, we'd expect to see more minutes for Nene, Isaiah Hartenstein and Marquese Chriss. Nene could start, but he probably won't see minutes outside of the teens, while Hartenstein should pick up the majority of the reserve minutes. Chriss does offer some upside, but he also tends to have a tough time avoiding foul trouble and hasn't really found his place in Mike D'Antoni's system. Owners should try and hold Capela if they can, but if you're struggling in the standings and don't have an IR-spot, cutting him or selling him for next to nothing is something to consider. For what it's worth, Capela is seeking a second opinion on his thumb, which indicates he may be considering surgery. Jan 14 - 3:11 PM

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Clint Capela (right thumb injury) will not play on Monday vs. Memphis.

Capela injured his right thumb on Sunday night, but was able to finish the game. He did have X-rays and left the arena with his thumb wrapped, but the latest update from the Rockets didn't reveal much -- they simply said he'd be reexamined on Monday. We're still waiting on more details, but for now we'll list him as day-to-day. The Rockets recalled Isaiah Hartenstein from the G-League, but it's not immediately clear who will get the bulk of the center minutes. Nene and Marquese Chriss are Houston's other two options.
Jan 14 - 12:48 PM

Clint Capela will have his right thumb reexamined in Houston on Monday.

He tweaked it on a lob vs. the Magic on Sunday, but managed to play 12 minutes after the incident. He had an X-ray on his right thumb and left the arena with it wrapped, but it's not believed to be anything serious. We'll have an update by this afternoon hopefully, but it sounds like he should be fine.
Jan 14 - 10:08 AM

Clint Capela double-doubled on Wednesday, scoring 18 points (4-of-16 FGs, 10-of-12 FTs) with 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 35 minutes against the Bucks.

Capela shooting numbers flip-flopped in this one, with his free throw percentage being sky-high. This was the first time in his career that he hit double-digit free throws. His free throw percentage has been great of late, sitting at 77.8% over his last five games. The boost in percentage from the line is a big reason why Capela is posting early second round value in nine-category leagues over the past two weeks of play.
Jan 9 - 10:53 PM

Clint Capela joined James Harden in the 30-point club Monday, tallying a career-high 31 points (13-of-18 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs) with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

Capela is in the midst of his best season as an NBA player, boasting career-best averages of 17.2 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. On Monday he established a new career-high point total, two games after scoring 29 points in Houston’s January 3 win over the Warriors. However Capela, who’s averaging 19.6 points and 14.2 rebounds per game over the last five, did miss out on what would have been his fourth consecutive double-double by one rebound.
Jan 7 - 10:52 PM

Clint Capela had a big Saturday night on the boards, grabbing 21 rebounds to go along with 13 points (5-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), two assists and two blocked shots in 34 minutes vs. Portland.

Capela, who's now up to 27 double-doubles on the season, increased his tally of games with at least 20 rebounds to five. The 7-footer has been playing well of late, averaging 18.2 points and 16.2 rebounds while shooting 64.3% from the field and 75.0% from the foul line over the last five games. Capela has very productive this season, so much so that he should be considered for a spot on the All-Star roster later this month.
Jan 6 - 1:28 AM

Clint Capela matched his career-high 29 points against the Warriors on Thursday, adding 21 rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in a career-high 46 minutes.

It was one of the sneakiest 20-20s of the year because James Harden was in the spotlight. Capela's minutes increase this season continues to be a major story in fantasy with his third 40-minute game on the year, and continues to sit at around 34 per night. Capela also made all five free throws to get him to 59.9% on the year, and maybe he can get to his $500K bonus for getting to 65 FT%. That improvement has moved him into the top 20 for nine-cat value per season. He's been an All-Star caliber player this season.
Jan 4 - 1:44 AM

Clint Capela dominated inside again during a win over the Celtics on Thursday, scoring 24 points with 18 rebounds and one block in 38 minutes.

He continues to score more than 20 with a much higher frequency thanks to the extra playing time and higher usage rate. He only had 15 games with more than 20 points in his career before this season, but he's early up to 11 in just 34 games this season. Capela continues to prove he's one of the most valuable centers in fantasy hoops.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 11:47:00 PM

Clint Capela posted a 16-point, 23-board double-double during Tuesday's 113-109 win over the Thunder, adding three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

Capela racked up 10 boards within his first 10 minutes of action, and created numerous second-chance opportunities for Houston, helping them edge out the Thunder 23-9 in second-chance points. This is the first time in his career that he’s posted back-to-back 20-board games, and he’s been an absolute tear over the past five games with averages of 13.6 points, 17.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 swats per contest on 55.6% shooting.
Tue, Dec 25, 2018 06:19:00 PM

Clint Capela dominated inside against the Spurs on Saturday with 21 points, 23 boards, two assists and one block in 35 minutes.

He pulled down 14 boards in the first half to get him going, and he made 8-of-11 from the field. Capela's stats really shouldn't change too much with Chris Paul (hamstring) out of the line, but James Harden isn't having any trouble throwing lobs to Capela. He's been a top-25 player this season in nine-category leagues and he's been a top-10 guy for those who took him in a FT% punt squad. He's making a strong case for an All-Star nod.
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 10:46:00 PM

Clint Capela scored six points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

He did not close this game out with Nene getting some run to finish up this tight game, but it didn't look like he was hurt -- maybe it was the back-to-back factor. With Chris Paul (hamstring) likely out, it likely won't affect Capela too much because he scores more per minute with CP3 and Harden than without CP3, and his usage rate is actually higher with both, too. He continues to be one of the most reliable fantasy centers this season.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 10:45:00 PM

Clint Capela scored 26 points (10-of-14 FG, 6-of-7 FT) with ten rebounds and two blocked shots in 35 minutes Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

Capela has posted a double-double in consecutive games, and his count for the season is up to 20. And in scoring 26 points the Rockets’ starting center surpassed the 20-point mark for the first time since Dec. 8 against the Mavericks. Capela will face Rudy Gobert and the Jazz Monday night, and in two meetings between the teams this season he’s averaging 11.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game while shooting 10-of-23 from the field.
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 10:24:00 PM

Clint Capela scored 16 points with 14 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

Despite the Rockets looking to find center depth this summer, Capela had no centers behind him in the fourth quarter with Nene ejected, Isaiah Hartenstein in the G League, Marquese Chriss dealing with an ankle issue, and Zhou Qi also on the sidelines. Capela's massive increase in playing time to 34 per game continues to be the main reason he's been such a stud in fantasy this season.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 11:03:00 PM

Clint Capela scored 12 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

That's his 10th double-double over his last 12 games and 18th on the season to put him third in the NBA. Capela continues to have a career year, which of course is largely due to him getting a hefty minutes increase to 34 per game. He's shooting the ball just as well as he did last year and he's over 60% from the line, so Capela has been more than his owners have bargained for.
Sat, Dec 8, 2018 08:28:00 PM

Clint Capela scored 24 points (11-of-14 FG, 2-of-2 FT) with eight rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists in 37 minutes Monday against the Timberwolves.

Capela has now surpassed the 20-point mark for the second time in his last three games, as he tallied 27 in Houston's November 30 win over San Antonio. While the center was unable to extend his double-double streak to three games, he has managed to post one in eight of his last ten games. He should continue to post quality stat lines moving forward.
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 12:42:00 AM

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C1Clint Capela
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