October 17, 2017, 7:45 am
This was not a surprise as 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 that is 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. He should be targeted in the middle rounds and while his minutes are expected to go up so should his production.