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
Capela, 23,will begin his fourth season on Tuesday against the Warriors, but the Rockets have never signed one of their draft picks to a long-term extension while in their rookie contract. They will have the right to match any offer sheet he signs as a free agent in an off-season expected to be loaded with top talent and relatively little cap room. Capela said he was unconcerned with being a free agent after the season. “Honestly, my agent handles that,” Capela said. “If I sign, that’s good. But it won’t matter. If I have to wait until next year, it won’t bother me. I’m here. I’m healthy. I’m playing. That’s all that matters.”
Paul said he has had conversations with Rockets center Clint Capela, encouraging him to be a more vocal leader on defense and having confidence in his abilities. He uses former teammate DeAndre Jordan as an example of how an athletic big man can transform a defense as a vocal leader. “A lot of people forget how far D.J. came — he became the leader of the defense,” Paul said. “Everybody is their own man, but Clint is more than capable and he knows how to play. We’re going to need him to be the leader of our defense.”