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Clint Capela | Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (20) / 5/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Switzerland
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Clint Capela has been sent down for another D-League stint.
Capela has logged a total of 12 minutes over four games for the Rockets this season, and he's recorded more misses than any other statistic. He remains a negligible option in all leagues. Dec 16 - 5:30 PM

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The Houston Rockets have re-called Clint Capela from the D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday.

We'll have to await final word, but this move could be an indication that the Rockets will again be without Dwight Howard (knee) on Wednesday when they take on the Grizzlies. Capela averaged 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks with the Valley Vipers, but won't see the court enough with the Rockets to warrant any attention from fantasy owners.
Dec 2 - 10:56 AM

Clint Capela was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday.

He's barely played even with the Rockets missing a lot of players due to injury. The first-round pick will play most of his minutes in the D-League this season. Capela has no value in redraft leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 10 - 2:54 PM

Clint Capela made his NBA debut on Thursday and failed to score in six minutes.

He had three rebounds, but he'll spend most of his time in the D-League this season.
Nov 6 - 10:40 PM

Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale hinted that Clint Capela will spend much of the 2014-15 season in the D-League.

"The Vipers have been great for us," McHale said. "We sent guys down [to the D-League]. It helped them. [Donatas Motiejunas] was down here. Terrence [Jones] came down for a while. It really helps their game a lot. I like it. Like this year, will be a huge year for Clint Capela down [in the D-League]." It will take some serious injuries to the Rockets' frontcourt for Capela to gain any sort of fantasy relevance, and he isn't worth drafting in most formats.
Oct 19 - 10:05 AM

Rockets rookie Clint Capela (groin) will not play in Tuesday's exhibition.

The 6'11" big man wasn't been able to play during training camp and he's watching from the sidelines to start the preseason, which further damages his odds of cracking the rotation. He's likely to start his NBA career with the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Oct 7 - 2:09 PM

Clint Capela has been sitting out of Rockets training camp with a groin injury, according to head coach Kevin McHale.

There is no word on the severity of Capela's injury, but the rookie has yet to take part in training camp with his new team. While the 6'11" power forward possesses a good deal of upside, he is expected to spend most of the 2014-15 season in the D-League and shouldn't be on fantasy owners' radars just yet.
Oct 2 - 12:45 PM

Rockets rookie Clint Capela left the EuroBasket qualifying tournament due to an unspecified injury.

He is returning to Houston and we should have more details of the injury soon. The 6'11" power forward is expected to stay in the NBA this season, rather than heading back overseas, but he'll likely spend most of his time in the D-League or watching games from the end of Houston's bench.
Aug 12 - 6:46 PM

The Rockets signed Clint Capela on Wednesday.

The terms of the deal are not disclosed, but this confirms he won't be going overseas. Capela did not play at summer league and he's a bit of a wild card, but he has some length and has some potential. He'll likely be getting a lot of his run in the D-League.
Jul 23 - 4:33 PM

The Rockets intend to sign Clint Capela.

He's a bit of a project, but the Rockets missing out on Chris Bosh opens up some minutes at the forward spots. Capela was at summer league in Las Vegas, but he was not dressed. We'll see if he suits up soon.
Jul 14 - 3:23 PM

No. 25 draft pick Clint Capela and the Rockets are in a dispute after the Rockets' failed attempt to land Chris Bosh.

It sounds like the Rockets pushed Capela to spend another season in France and it didn't go over very well. Negotiations are at a minor impasse according to NBA Insider Chris Haynes.
Jul 12 - 12:51 AM

General manager Daryl Morey mentioned "right away" regarding Clint Capela's timetable to join the Rockets.

This doesn't mean much and it would be a bit surprising to see Capela with the Rockets to start the year. He has the potential to be a productive player at 20 years old, but he'll really have to learn how to play at a high level. He can be ignore in re-draft leagues.
Jun 30 - 12:38 PM

General manager Daryl Morey said Clint Capela has more upside than all but the top few players drafted.

It's hard to argue since Capela is a bit of a freak at 6'11" with a wingspan of 7'4" and he even compared himself to Serge Ibaka. While Capela said he expects to join the Rockets this season, Morey wouldn't give much information on the subject. The 20-year-old Swiss big man isn't on the radar in redraft leagues and owners in dynasty formats should plan on not seeing the high-upside guy for at least a year.
Jun 27 - 10:44 PM

The Rockets selected big man Clint Capela from Switzerland with the No. 25 pick in Thursday's draft.

This pick is more about potential (and conserving cap space) with Capela’s physical skill set, as the 6’11" power forward has a massive 7’4" wingspan and shot a ridiculous 71.8 percent in his 10 Eurocup games last season. On the other hand, he did shoot just 47.6 percent at the line in those games and really doesn’t have much of a game beyond five feet of the basket. Don't expect to see him in Houston any time soon, as he could be two to four years away from playing here, if at all.
Jun 26 - 10:15 PM

Swiss big man Clint Capela will stay in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The 20-year-old big man stands 6'11" and is expected to go in the first round. In his 42 games last year at French Pro A and Euroleague, Cappella averaged 9.8 points, 6.9 boards and 1.5 blocks in just 21.4 minutes. He has a nice ceiling, but is very unlikely to make an impact next season.
Jun 16 - 12:23 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
3Isaiah Canaan
4Alexey Shved
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Joey Dorsey
4Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard
2Tarik Black