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Clint Capela | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Switzerland
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (25) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Clint Capela scored one point with 10 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.
He actually played some minutes at power forward, but that might not continue based on coach J.B. Bickerstaff calling his team "broken" after the game. Capela can stay on the wire in most leagues. Feb 11 - 1:37 AM

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Clint Capela did not score in 14 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday, adding six rebounds and two blocks.

If you want to look at a positive on this, he did play some minutes next to Dwight Howard tonight. Capela had the ol' 0.0 usage rate tonight and he's clearly trending down in fantasy leagues. Plus, with such little playing time while Terrence Jones (concussion) is out, it makes it obvious he's a cut candidate.
Feb 6 - 7:55 PM

Clint Capela scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.

He did not play next to Dwight Howard at all and those days might be done. Capela isn't the greatest per-minute guy and those are trending down, too. He's a drop candidate unless you want to use him as Dwight Howard insurance.
Feb 5 - 12:17 AM

Clint Capela (hip) has been cleared to play against the Suns on Thursday.

He will come off the bench behind Dwight Howard, who hasn't finished a game in over a week due to ejections and a suspension. The Rockets are likely going to go small a lot, so Capela isn't a great fantasy asset right now.
Feb 4 - 7:34 PM

Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

Donatas Motiejunas said that the reason he's headed back to the D-League on Thursday is because "Clint is healthy," and Capela reportedly ran around at shootaround with "little difficulty," so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. With Clint active, Marcus Thornton's minutes will likely take the biggest hit.
Feb 4 - 3:43 PM

Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) was moving well during Thursday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

The Rockets sent Donatas Motiejunas back to the D-League on Thursday, which could be an indication that Capela is feeling good enough to play. We'll have another update on his status closer to tip-off, but if Capela is out there, there will be less minutes available for Josh Smith and Marcus Thornton.
Feb 4 - 2:23 PM

Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

If Capela is unable to give it a go tomorrow, look for Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to see an uptick in minutes, with Smith offering the most upside. Houston could also go with some more small ball lineups against the up-tempo Suns, which would result in Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton getting some extended run.

Clint Capela (thigh) and Montrezl Harrell (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

Josh Smith is expected to start at center, but Terrence Jones will likely split minutes with him. Capela is day-to-day, but he isn't worth picking up in most leagues because Dwight Howard is dealing with just a one-game suspension.

Clint Capela (thigh) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

With Dwight Howard (suspension) set to spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, Terrence Jones could make his way back into the rotation tonight if Capela is unable to play, and there would be more minutes available for Josh Smith. The Rockets would also likely go with a lot of small ball lineups sans Capela, which would translate to more minutes for Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton. Stay tuned.

Clint Capela will start against the Heat on Tuesday.

Clint Capela will get the start against the Heat while Dwight Howard is suspended on Tuesday. Josh Smith and Terrence Jones will also get a one-game value boost, but Capela is the player to target as the starter on Tuesday.

Clint Capela played through a thigh injury on Saturday vs. Wizards, but finished with just one point, four boards, one steal and two blocks in 17 minutes.

Dwight Howard was ejected for the second straight game, but Capela looked awful down the stretch and shot just 1-of-8 from the free throw line. The Rockets have been playing a lot more small ball with Trevor Ariza at the four, so Capela is only looking at minutes in the teens for the foreseeable future. He's safe to drop in most leagues.
Jan 31 - 12:24 AM

Clint Capela (thigh) will play against the Wizards on Saturday.

The Rockets are going small again with Corey Brewer in the starting lineup again. Capela was limping a bit last night after the game, so he might be a little limited. Assuming Dwight Howard doesn't get ejected again, Capela isn't a great option tonight. He's also lost value in season-long leagues.
Jan 30 - 6:36 PM

Clint Capela (left thigh contusion) is questionable to play against the Wizards on Saturday.

He didn't look to be hurt on Friday and filled in for Dwight Howard after his ejection. If Capela can't go, we should see more Terrence Jones and Josh Smith.
Jan 30 - 5:14 PM

Clint Capela played 23 minutes against the Thunder on Friday with 12 points, three rebounds and one block.

The minutes are misleading because Dwight Howard was ejected in the third quarter. Capela is a drop candidate for now even though coach J.B. Bickerstaff could go back to the Capela-Dwight lineup.
Jan 29 - 11:54 PM

Clint Capela scored five points off the bench with five rebounds and three blocks in 14 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He played just 0.1 minutes next to Dwight Howard, so that's a bad sign.The Rockets have actually been a winning basketball team when they do go Howard-Capela, so maybe J.B. Bickerstaff goes back to it. That said, his upside isn't great, so he's a cut candidate.
Jan 28 - 12:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Ty Lawson
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Clint Capela
2Josh Smith
3Terrence Jones
4Montrezl Harrell
5Donatas Motiejunas
C1Dwight Howard