Certainly, Kevin Durant opting for free agency is the big story, but is J.R. Smith just the first of many very old men to look to the King? Dan Besbris and Brandon Marcus dabble in rumors on this Wednesday edition.
October 18, 2019, 11:12 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela showed out in Friday's win over the Heat as he put up 20 points (8-for-10 shooting), 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes of action.
Capela has enjoyed a productive preseason, as it appears his chemistry with Russell Westbrook has a chance to surpass where it was with Chris Paul. Capela will produce points, rebounds and blocks while hurting your free-throw percentage.
October 16, 2019, 6:59 pmTyson ChandlerC, Houston Rockets
Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs.
Chandler will have another opportunity to take the court in the Rockets' preseason finale against the Heat on Friday. Chandler, 37, has not been on the fantasy radar in a few seasons and will not re-emerge on the scene this season. On select nights, he will be a low-cost option in DFS contests when the Rockets are without Clint Capela.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 12:31 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela, who dinged his thumb in Tuesday's game, was able to deliver 10 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Thursday's 118-111 win over the Raptors.
Capela's injury was said to be minor and it certainly looked like it, even in this limited run. Consider him a top-50 selection in fantasy drafts, with extra value if you're punting free throws.
October 9, 2019, 12:22 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook, who had been limited with knee issues at the beginning of camp, is not on the Rockets' injury report for Thursday's preseason game in Tokyo.
Clint Capela looks good to go as well after battling a minor thumb issue on Tuesday. If he continues to prove that he is healthy, Westbrook is deserving of a top-20 selection this season.
Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 9:31 amClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela scored 12 points on 4-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line while adding six rebounds and three blocks against the Raptors.
Capela logged just 20 minutes as both teams emptied their benches early in the third quarter. He should continue to average a double-double even after the presence of Russell Westbrook and managers should look to grab him somewhere in the late second round.
September 30, 2019, 11:05 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela double-doubled with 25 points and 10 rebounds while hitting 11-for-13 from the field and adding two blocks in Monday's match against the Sharks.
Capela had a down postseason, but he should be set for around the same value as last season. The free throw shooting hasn't improved and it's unlikely that it will and with the addition of Russell Westbrook we might actually see a dip in his rebounds so owners should be targeting him around middle rounds.
September 28, 2019, 9:55 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela is motivated to dominate the league in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage.
Capela said, 'This year I want to dominate even more with what I’m doing. Grab more offensive rebounds, block more shots, finish harder at the rim, just really be better at what I’m doing.' He averaged 16.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks last season. He was also ranked second in the NBA in field-goal percentage at 64.8 percent. Even though Capela shot a career-high 63.6 percent from the free throw line, drafting Capela will certainly hurt your free throw percentage. He will offset his poor free throw shooting by providing elite rebounds and field goal percentage for fantasy owners.
Source: Houston Chronicle
June 30, 2019, 4:10 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
James Ham of NBC Sports has heard that the Kings were not interested in surrendering a first-round pick in a Clint Capela trade.
Things may have changed, of course, and Sam Amick of The Athletic is reporting that the Kings are a "secured scenario" for Capela should the Rockets need to move pieces out to add Jimmy Butler. Houston figures to go to the highest bidder, and unless the Kings have changed their stance we would imagine that another team could outdo their proposed package if a first-rounder is out of the question.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 1:25 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Sam Amick of The Athletic is reporting that the Kings are one of the "secured scenarios" for Clint Capela if the Rockets acquire Jimmy Butler.
The Rockets are said to have deals lined up in case Butler agrees to come to Houston, and now we know that the Kings are one of the potential destinations for the big man. Sacramento is in the center market and Capela would be a solid fit with a fast-paced team, but there is no guarantee that the deal with the Kings is the one that Houston pulls the trigger on. Stay tuned, as Butler's decision will cause lots of other dominoes to fall.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 3:50 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
According to Marc Stein, the Rockets have found themselves a trade partner for Clint Capela, but such a deal depends entirely on whether or not they can acquire Jimmy Butler via sign-and-trade.
It makes sense that Houston would only want to detract from the core if they are 100 percent sure that Butler will be a Rocket. Golden State's injury situation should help ease the Rockets' minds if they do indeed run it back, but it's clear that Daryl Morey is not afraid to take a big swing to put his team over the top. It's hard to imagine Capela's fantasy value taking a serious hit from any trade, as he won't be acquired to serve in a timeshare situation.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 27, 2019, 7:57 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Rockets are becoming more confident in their ability to land Jimmy Butler and that the team is lining up deals that would make a sign-and-trade possible.
Adding Butler would cost Houston Eric Gordon and Clint Capela, but Feigen notes that P.J. Tucker is not currently expected to be included in any Butler-related trades. This is all still quite early in the process, too, as while the Rockets have started increasing their prep work, they still don't know exactly how Butler feels about the prospect of joining Houston. Stay tuned.
Source: Houston Chronicle
June 26, 2019, 4:07 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Rockets have offered up Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker to teams with cap space in hopes of recouping draft picks that can be used in a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.
Butler has been adamant that he's a max player and seems likely to pursue the best financial offer available, which would put Philadelphia in the driver's seat. If the Rockets do make a compelling case, however, the Sixers might be willing to work on a sign-and-trade considering how Butler behaved last year when he wasn't in a situation that he liked. This way Butler would get his five-year deal and the Sixers would get plenty of assets in return. There are not many teams with tons of cap space available, which is why Capela, Gordon and Tucker are being offered up individually, but they all would be solid additions to most rosters around the league.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 16, 2019, 9:56 amClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
The Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets are considered to be the two main teams exploring trade scenarios for Clint Capela according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.
With the biggest trade chip of the summer in Anthony Davis off the table, Capela figures to be next in line to draw significant interest around the league. In the Celtics scenario, Capela could either play alongside Horford or become his replacement depending on what Horford decides on his player option. However, seeing how reluctant they were to include some of their big assets in the AD trade, the same could be the case here. For the Brooklyn side it would be tough to imagine them pulling off a deal for Capela that doesn't involve moving Jarrett Allen, as the two have too similar of games to really play them together. This is all obviously very much in the speculation stage, but it is worth keeping an eye on both of these teams in regards to the Rockets' big man as the summer's arms race heads into full swing.
Source: Steve Kyler on Twitter
Houston came up short despite more brilliance from The Beard