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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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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

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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

Clint Capela produced 11 points, nine rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one turnovers in 22 minutes during Sunday's 137-125 win over the Thunder.

The Rockets obliterated the Thunder in every aspect of the game, putting up 80 points on 71.4 percent shooting through the first half of action, which set season-highs in both those categories. Capela probably would have played more if the game weren't such a blowout, but he still got the job done for his owners.
Mar 26 - 7:07 PM

Clint Capela scored 12 points with nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and a blocked shot in 27 minutes Monday against the Nuggets.

Capela's minutes were curtailed only due to foul trouble and not due to performance or injury. He ranks fourth in the NBA in field goal percentage and continues to be a tremendous asset for those in rotisserie fantasy formats.
Mar 21 - 12:39 AM

Clint Capela posted eight points with 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot in 26 minutes on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

Capela was a force on the offensive glass, grabbing seven boards at that end to keep many possessions alive and give his team plenty of second-chance points. The center has come alive on the glass in March with 10.2 rebounds per game over six outings, nearly three more per game than his season average.
Mar 13 - 12:34 AM

Clint Capela scored 17 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

He is absolutely rolling right now and has smoked his competition for minutes. In his March games, Capela averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 boards, 1.0 assists and 0.2 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. The blocks aren't there right now, but they will be coming based on his 1.3 per game on the year. He's a must-start player.
Mar 10 - 11:35 PM

Clint Capela double-doubled vs. Utah on Wednesday with 19 points, 12 rebounds and two assists, going 9-of-13 from the field but just 1-of-6 from the line.

Capela did his damage in 32 minutes and it's all owners could have asked for in a brutal matchup vs. Rudy Gobert and the Jazz frontcourt. He came in having made 15-of-19 freebies in his previous five games and a letdown was inevitable, considering he's at just 54.8 percent on the season (42.8 percent for his career). If you can live with that caveat, he's a reliable mid-round fantasy center.
Mar 9 - 12:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
3Bobby Brown
4Isaiah Taylor
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku