Clint Capela Rumors

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Clint Capela
Clint Capela
Position: C
Born: 05/18/94
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Salary: $2,334,528
Clint Capela is sort of the anti-Dwight Howard. He has no problem with an offensive role that consists primarily of running the floor, setting screens, rolling hard to the rim and rebounding. He understands the value of the vertical spacing he provides. And you’ll certainly never hear Capela complain about a lack of post touches. “Nah, that’s not his personality,” says Rockets assistant coach Roy Rogers, who works with Houston’s big men. “Clint’s a team-first guy. He understands his role on the team, and he accepts his role. He’s excited about his role.”
1 month ago via ESPN
Sure, the spotlight in Houston shines on the pairing of perennial All-Star facilitators in the backcourt. However, for the Rockets to have any real hope of dethroning the defending champion Golden State Warriors, they’ll need Capela to be their poor man’s Wilt Chamberlain. “The only way [to overcome the Warriors] is to develop near-elite two-way players,” Daryl Morey said. “I think Clint Capela has that potential. He’s on the way. He took a big step forward last year. It’s a lot to put on one guy, but we need one more step, at least.”
1 month ago via ESPN
“To me, it’s just a matter of time,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t become, if not the best center in the league, one of the best. I’ll be shocked. “He can get a little bit better at the foul line, and he can get better with his endurance,” D’Antoni said, and Capela’s free throw percentage has soared to .783 this season. “When he does that, when you say what the modern center should look like, it’ll have his picture there.”
1 month ago via ESPN
Rockets center Clint Capela was stunned, unaware of his place on top of one of the NBA’s statistical categories. “I didn’t know that,” said Capela, when he was told he leads the league, making 70.7 percent of his attempts. “Really?’ Though he, like many others, quickly credited the passes that set him up at and above the rim, much of the improvement has also come from finishing more aggressively. “Every time on fast breaks, or when James [Harden] throws me lobs, I try to finish hard every single time. I’m just doing my best on that. If I’m first with that, I’m happy. Just going to try to stay consistent.”