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February 3, 2019, 12:36 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (right thumb surgery) is aiming to return in the Rockets' first game after the All-Star break on February 21 against the Lakers.
Capela underwent surgery on January 17 and was given a 4-to-6 week timetable, so it sounds as though he's making good progress. The big man was able to go through a workout before Saturday's game and has rejoined his teammates, which is a good first step in his recovery. Kenneth Faried figures to lose his standard-league appeal when Capela returns so a sell-high move would be great if you could manage to swing it in such obvious circumstances.
Source: Houston Chronicle
January 17, 2019, 7:27 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela underwent surgery on his right thumb on Thursday and will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks.
The timeline hasn't changed from initial reports so you can start the countdown clock. Houston is likely in the market for a big man with Nene, Marquese Chriss and Isaiah Hartenstein the current options on the roster. In the last game they went small with P.J. Tucker at center and Gary Clark at power forward. Capela remains a firm hold in all formats.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 14, 2019, 3:10 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Clint Capela (thumb) will be out four to six weeks.
This comes out of nowhere as Capela stated that he had gotten X-rays after their last game and the results came back negative. He didn't believe the injury was too serious but it looks like he was ultimately wrong. The injury comes at a horrible time for the Rockets who are already missing Chris Paul and Eric Gordon and don't have much frontcourt depth at all outside of Nene and Marquese Chriss. They might need to sign or trade for a more reliable big man but Capela is a solid hold whether or not your league has and IR spot. He was having another breakout year as he's the 19th ranked player in fantasy but it looks like he'll be on the shelf for the next month and a half.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 14, 2019, 12:50 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (thumb) has been ruled out of Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.
This will be Capela's first missed game all season and he deserves a break. He got X-rays on his thumb after last game and they came back negative so it's possible that the Rockets are just being extra careful with their franchise big man. The Rockets don't have much frontcourt depth outside of Capela so their only other options are really Nene and Marquese Chriss, neither one of them is worth streaming.
Source: Mark Berman on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 9:15 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela double-doubled on Sunday against the Magic with 17 points, 10 boards and three assists while logging 36 minutes despite missing some time with a jammed right thumb.
Capela got some x-rays on his thumb after the game but they came back negative and he didn't think it was anything serious. Considering Capela finished the fourth quarter out after having the thumb looked at he should be good to go for next week. Capela did not record a block or a steal tonight, his first time missing a counter in over a month.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 11, 2019, 11:21 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela bounced back in Friday's 141-113 blowout win over the Cavs, going 7-for-8 from the field to finish with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks.
He was a bit light on the glass work but this was still an overall solid bounce-back game from Wednesday's 4-of-16 poor shooting performance. He's been one of the biggest risers in value this season who have managed to stay consistent. He's a top-25 lock in 9-cat if he can keep up his amazing 2018-19 campaign at this level.
January 9, 2019, 11:14 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela shot 4-of-16 from the field and scored 18 points with 13 rebounds and two blocks in a loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
He shot 10-of-12 from the line, which is a plus from this game despite his poor field goal percentage. Capela is hovering around top-20 value on the season and is playing the best basketball of his career. Owners should be thrilled at how involved Capela is in the Rockets' offense this season.
January 7, 2019, 10:32 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela put up a career-high 31 points to go with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals on Monday.
Capela has been playing at an All-Star level for the majority of the season and continues to reach new heights as the Rockets surge in the standings. He went 13-for-18 from the floor and 5-for-7 at the line and the only bad thing about his line tonight was the zero blocks, but we're sure he'll swat a couple shots before the week is over. Coach D'Antoni has noted Capela's improved conditioning which has allowed him to play a career-high 34.2 minutes which has led to career-highs in scoring, rebounding, blocks and assists while barley sacrificing any efficiency.
January 6, 2019, 12:30 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela finished Saturday's road loss with 13 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks.
That's Capela's second straight game with 21 rebounds and he's cruising right now. He'll slow down eventually but you'd have to be sitting on a truly sweet deal to consider selling high.
January 4, 2019, 1:21 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela won't get talked about much but had a huge game in Thursday's win over the Warriors, posting 29 points, 21 rebounds, two steals and a block while going 12-of-19 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.
The free throw shooting makes this about as perfect as it gets for Capela. James Harden completely overshadowed everything else that happened tonight but the Rockets aren't in the winners circle without Capela's contributions. He's an early-round fantasy asset who is just about a perfect fit with this roster.
December 31, 2018, 10:01 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela posted 19 points, 13 rebounds and a block in Monday's road win.
Capela went 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-8 at the free throw line in 38 minutes. After just six points on Saturday, it's good to see the big man bounce back even if it's not all that surprising.
December 29, 2018, 10:06 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela finished Saturday's win with six points, seven rebounds and three blocks against the Pelicans.
Capela wasn't super active tonight, but at least the blocks were nice. Most players struggle against Anthony Davis so we'll cut him some slack.
December 27, 2018, 11:49 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting (6-of-8 FTs) with 18 rebounds and one block in Thursday's win over the Celtics.
Capela has been a top-25 guy and is threatening to get better with a game plan tilted more toward staying in the paint.
December 25, 2018, 5:56 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela scored 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting with 23 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 31 minutes in Tuesday's Christmas Day win over the Thunder.
Capela has grabbed 23 boards in two straight games and the Rockets have changed their scheme to reduce switching and keep their big man closer to the hoop. That is great for value and it could push the top-25 fantasy play to another gear.