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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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Rockets GM Daryl Morey is hoping that Clint Capela can take a "big step forward" this season.
"To go from playing 15-20 minutes against often not the starting center to playing 25-plus minutes against front-line guys, that’s a big step forward," Morey said. "It’s more physical. It takes a big toll on your body to do that night-in and night-out." Capela is expected to take over as the starting center in Houston and should see a huge bump in playing time. He averaged 7.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 19.1 minutes per game last season, but we'd be more excited about him if he wasn't so bad at the line -- he hit just 37.9 of his free throws last season. Sep 25 - 10:57 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Clint Capela said he's added 10-12 pounds this offseason.

He's likely headed for a big bump in minutes as the rim protector on what should be the NBA fastest team. The added size should help him on the low block, especially next to some iffy perimeter defenders. Capela's best monthly average for minutes per game in his career was 23.5 in December, so he's looking at a bit more than he's used to. The 22-year-old big man should be a solid source for blocks and boards, but his awful foul shooting hurts his value in standard leagues.
Sep 23 - 3:03 PM

Clint Capela is expected to start at center for the Rockets.

Dwight Howard's departure leaves Capela as (currently) the only center on Houston's roster, so there really isn't much of a choice here. Having said that, Capela could be an under-appreciated fantasy asset in 2016-17 after averaging 13.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.4 steals on 58.2 percent shooting per 36 minutes last season. The one hole in his game is at the foul line, where Capela managed to connect on just 37.9 percent of his attempts.
Jul 4 - 10:47 AM

Clint Capela scored two points with two rebounds in six minutes on Monday against the Warriors.

Why won't J.B. Bickerstaff play Capela more? The Rockets had some success with him during the season and he wasn't bad in Game 1 either. He's played better than Dwight Howard this series. Obviously fantasy owners can't use him if JBB won't play him.
Apr 19 - 1:27 AM

Clint Capela scored three points with 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 18 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

The Rockets didn't really go with a big lineup until the game was pretty much decided. Capela was really good on the glass and the Rockets might want to experiment with more of the Dwight Howard and Capela lineup going forward. He may also be a sneaky DFS punt because it seems like there will be a lot of garbage time in this series.
Apr 16 - 6:21 PM

Clint Capela racked up the defensive stats during Sunday's win over the Thunder, registering four block and two steals in 23 minutes to go with nine points and six rebounds.

Capela earned some extended minutes with his impressive play on the defensive end, but he’s just too inconsistent to depend upon in standard leagues. Over the past month, he's compiled averages of just 7.1 points, 4.8 boards and 0.9 blocks per game, which has him ranking well outside the top-200 in standard leagues.
Apr 3 - 7:09 PM

Clint Capela (sprained right foot) logged 16 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring four points with five boards, two blocks, one assist and one steal.

Capela was returning from a two-game absence and he looked good tonight, sinking both of his field goals while playing with lots of energy. His role is too limited for use in standard leagues, and he's particularly toxic if free throw percentage matters in your league -- if Capela had taken enough FTs to qualify, his 39.1 percent shooting would be the worst in the NBA.
Mar 2 - 11:42 PM

Clint Capela (right foot sprain) said that he will play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

Capela will be returning from a three-game absence, which will likely result in less run for Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas. Capela is unlikely to earn much more than 15 minutes tonight, rendering him a non-option in most leagues.

Clint Capela (right foot sprain) went through a full practice on Tuesday, but remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Capela has sat out the past three games with the foot injury, but him going through a full practice is an encouraging sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game. If he's able to play, he'll likely take most of Terrence Jones' minutes in the rotation, but Capela is not a viable target in most leagues.
Mar 1 - 3:01 PM

Clint Capela (foot) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

He was doubtful this morning and will miss his third game in a row. The loss of Capela shouldn't hurt the team too much and they should go small a ton against the Bucks. Besides upticks for Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza, there really isn't a pickup to make here.
Feb 29 - 6:36 PM

Clint Capela (right foot sprain) is not expected to play on Monday vs. Milwaukee.

CC didn't go through shootaround, and reliable beat writer Jonathan Feigen expects Capela to miss his third straight contest. As a result, Montrezl Harrell, Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones and starter Josh Smith will all be in the mix for minutes, especially given the Bucks' size along the front line.

Clint Capela (foot) will not play against the Spurs on Saturday night.

He did not shootaround and could miss additional games. This should put Montrezl Harrell in the rotation while the Rockets go small a lot to try and keep the Spurs from getting into halfcourt sets. Capela isn't worth owning.
Feb 27 - 6:32 PM

Clint Capela (sprained foot) did not go through shootaround and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

He didn't play on Thursday, but it's worth noting that the Rockets are calling it a sprained foot instead of an ankle issue now. If Capela can't give it a go, the Rockets will play a lot of small ball with Trevor Ariza at the four and there will be a couple more minutes for Josh Smith.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

Clint Capela (right ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

He hurt it in a workout on Wednesday and it doesn't sound serious. Besides this becoming more likely to be a small-ball special tonight, we might actually see some decent Terrence Jones run. Jones and Capela are not worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 25 - 9:34 PM

Clint Capela came off the bench for 18 minutes of action against the Suns, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds, one block and one turnover.

There were also five minutes of garbage time for him, too. He was a candidate to start, but he didn't get any minutes next to Dwight Howard tonight. With Dwight not being dealt, Capela is really just a 16-team guy.
Feb 20 - 1:46 AM

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All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Pablo Prigioni
3Tyler Ennis
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Montrezl Harrell
4Josh Smith
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku