• Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Marquese Chriss will start Thursday's preseason game in place of Clint Capela (sore right foot).

    Chriss was thought to be behind Isaiah Hartenstein in the running for backup center but he draws the start tonight with Hartenstein working as the backup. It would be surprising if Chriss slipped back to third after he gets more time to absorb Houston's system. The Rockets have been trying to simplify Chriss' game after the Suns had him playing out on the perimeter, and perhaps a pared-down rim-running role can help him tap into his big upside, even in reserve minutes.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

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