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Clint Capela | Center | #15

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Switzerland
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (25) / HOU
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Clint Capela (left heel contusion) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Milwaukee.
Capela unexpectedly popped up on the injury report Saturday. This is solely a game-notes designation, and we have not yet heard from coach Mike D'Antoni or Capela regarding the injury. Nene (rest) was expected to sit out Saturday's game, as it is the second night of a back-to-back. If both Capela and Nene are sidelined on Saturday, Tarik Black would likely start and log a season-high in minutes. Ryan Anderson would also see time at center as a stretch-five. We'll pass along an update on Capela once it's available. Dec 16 - 1:04 PM
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Clint Capela racked up another double-double on Friday vs. the Spurs, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.

The NBA's leader in field goal percentage was up to his usual tricks, hitting 9-of-11 shots from the field and posting a +/- rating of +26. He is on pace to become the only player in NBA history to average at least 13 points and 11 rebounds in fewer than 26 minutes per game and is proving to be one of the best value picks in fantasy basketball at his mid-round price on draft day.
Dec 16 - 12:47 AM

Clint Capela is on pace to become the only player in NBA history to average at least 13 points and 11 rebounds in fewer than 26 minutes per game.

A restricted free agent this summer, it's starting to seem more and more likely that Capela will receive a max contract offer. Capela leads the league in FG percentage (67.8%) and total dunks (75), and only Memphis' Marc Gasol has scored more pick-and-roll points than Capela. "I know exactly when to roll," Capela said. "I know exactly how to make the big go on James [Harden] and just get behind the big. I know the details of he goes quick. I just love it. I love it." His fantasy owners love it too, as he's crushing his ADP with top-30 value on the season.
Dec 14 - 9:51 AM

Clint Capela followed up Monday's career-high 28-point game with nine points, 11 boards, four blocks and one steals in 25 minutes.

Capela already has 15 double-doubles this season, as many as in all of last season combined, and he narrowly missed another one tonight. He leads the league in FG percentage (67.8%) and ranks fifth in blocks (1.8) and seventh in rebounds (11.0), all of which has him sitting on third-round roto value. That's comparable to guys like Myles Turner and Al Horford, even though Capela went many rounds after them on draft day -- he's in the midst of a true breakout season.
Dec 14 - 1:27 AM

Clint Capela scored a career-high 28 points on 13-of-14 shooting in Monday's 130-123 win over the Pelicans.

James Harden and Chris Paul were giving Capela easy looks around the rim all night and the Rockets destroyed the Pelicans with the pick-and-roll. Capela also limited DeMarcus Cousins to 24 points without Anthony Davis which is no easy task, and he also matched his career-high with five blocks to go with his eight rebounds in 24 minutes. Capela is a rising star in the NBA and is firmly in the discussion for the Most Improved Player Award.
Dec 11 - 11:03 PM

Clint Capela played just 17 minutes on Thursday, finishing with seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block after picking up five quick fouls.

He still put up decent numbers despite the foul trouble and should be ready to bounce back against the center-less Blazers on Saturday.
Dec 8 - 1:30 AM

Clint Capela matched his season-high 22 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 28 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He was 10-of-15 from the field as he was just a shade under his NBA-high 67.0 percent from the field (among qualifiers). It's easy to figure out why he's leading as he's up to an NBA-high 60 dunks on the year and he's creating some distance from his competition in that category -- DeAndre Jordan has 53. Capela has been a breakout player and we don't see him slowing down. He also gets major props for his 64.5 percent from the line.
Nov 29 - 11:53 PM

Clint Capela scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting in Monday's easy win over the Nets.

The Nets have allowed the most fantasy points to centers this season, so Capela expectedly went off and reached 20 points for the third time this season. He nailed 4-of-5 free throws with six rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks, and the rising fantasy star is currently crushing his ADP with top-30 value in standard 9-category leagues.
Nov 28 - 12:46 AM

Clint Capela finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots in Saturday's win at Memphis.

Capela was a very efficient 7-of-11 from the field in a very nice night for his fantasy owners. He has 10 or more rebounds in six straight games while posting a season-high four double-doubles in a row. Capela is also averaging 2.2 blocked shots per game through nine outings in the month of November. He and his teammates get a little bit of a breather before diving back in at home against Denver on Wednesday.
Nov 18 - 11:35 PM

Clint Capela scored 12 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks against the Suns on Thursday.

This stat line doesn't do him justice as he dominated the paint and killed the Suns with his high screening. Capela already leads the NBA in dunks this year, so he is probably the heavy favorite to hold that title now that Chris Paul brought Lob City to Houston. Capela did miss all three from the line tonight, but he's in for a monster year.
Nov 17 - 1:27 AM

Clint Capela double-doubled vs. the Pacers with 20 points and 17 rebounds, making 9-of-12 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs in 32 minutes.

Capela is on fire this year with averages of 12.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 1.9 blocks, and a league-high field-goal percentage of 68.9%. He has even mitigated his free throw woes -- despite being a career 45.4% shooter at the line, he's up to 70.6% this year. Chris Paul's return should only result in more easy looks at the rim, so there's a good chance Capela will keep this up all season.
Nov 12 - 8:33 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he believes it's only a matter of time before Clint Capela "becomes one of, if not the best center in the NBA."

"He's 23 years old," D'Antoni said. "There's no reason he won't keep getting better." Not bad for a guy who didn't start playing basketball until he was 13. Capela has blocked 11 shots over his last three games and is rolling with second-round value in nine-category leagues, averaging 12.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.9 blocks and 0.9 steals. We see no reason to sell high, as he's just that good.
Nov 12 - 10:17 AM

Clint Capela scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, four blocks and five turnovers in 31 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

He was fantastic on defense and didn't seem to have much of a problem with the Cavs spacing the floor so much. Capela had four blocks in his previous game and he's on pace for basically every category this season. He'll be a difference maker in fantasy, especially if he can keep his current 71.9 free throw percentage in that neighborhood going forward. Plus, Chris Paul (knee) bringing Lob City to Houston probably helps, too.
Nov 9 - 11:29 PM

Clint Capela played just 22 minutes on Sunday, but he still racked up eight points, eight rebounds, four blocks, two assists and one steal.

Utah came in giving up the fewest DFS points to opposing centers, also known as the 'Gobert Effect', so this wasn't a bad showing. Capela currently has the sixth-highest Player Impact Estimate in the league, behind only Joel Embiid, DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo. He's putting up second-round roto value, and it's safe to assume most owners got him at a steep discount on draft day.
Nov 5 - 9:37 PM

Clint Capela hit 6-of-10 shots for 12 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in Wednesday's 119-97 win over the Knicks.

We were excited about Capela's potential this season, but it's hard to imagine anyone but his mother thinking this was coming. He's double-doubled in three straight games and in six of his nine this season, has blocked a shot in all but one game, and has a steal in seven of his nine games. Unfortunately, he won't see the Knicks every night, but then again, he's been torching everyone he's faced thus far.
Nov 2 - 12:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
3Demetrius Jackson
4Briante Weber
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku