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May 21, 2015 Updates

Now, if a sprained left knee keeps Dwight Howard out of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Capela might find himself in the starting lineup against the Warriors. Or at the very least, getting significant playing time. “When I was in the D-League, no, I would not think this was possible,” said the precocious 21-year-old native of Geneva, Switzerland. “I thought I’m not going to play this year, maybe next year. I was just trying to keep working hard and be ready when they would call me up.” NBA.com

Howard says if the rookie has take on the burden of his minutes, there’s only way for the Rockets to approach it. “Just gotta let him play,” Howard said. “Only advice I can say is he’s just gotta go out there and play as hard as he can. For his first playoff run, he’s done an excellent job of giving it everything he’s got. “He’s been in the D-League for most of the year. Then to come out here and play with us, getting the minutes that he’s getting, he’s done an excellent job of playing defense and getting up on those guards…I think he’s playing great. I’m really proud and happy for his growth as a player.” NBA.com

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The Rockets have four players - Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Clint Capela and Joey Dorsey - who shoot below 60 percent from the free-throw line. As the Rockets prepare to play the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs Saturday night, they know the hacking strategy might be in play. "We definitely understand and know they are going to throw every curveball possible that they have at us to throw us off our game plan, but we are mentally strong and mentally prepared," Smith said. "Guys have been coming in, getting extra shots in, extra free throws to be focused for those moments. Hopefully if it comes, we can make them pay and knock them down." Houston Chronicle

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Archie Goodwin was named MVP of the D-League Showcase. The D-League Showcase First Team featured Lorenzo Brown, Bryce Cotton, Quincy Miller, Clint Capela and Willie Reed. RealGM

December 27, 2014 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets re-assign rookie Clint Capela to the D-League. He never did join them in Memphis on his brief assignment to the Rockets' roster. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

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Jonathan Feigen: Rockets recall Clint Capela from the D-League. In his six games in RGV, averaged nine points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

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