The Houston Rockets have had contract talks for a while with center Clint Capela and they couldn’t seem to reach an agreement. The Rockets finally got a deal done and they re-signed Capela to a five-year deal worth $90 million.
He was a restricted free agent before Clint Capela signed this contract. Capela was one of the reasons why the Houston Rockets won 65 games last season. They were the number one seed and Houston was one win away from reaching the NBA Finals after losing in seven games to the Golden State Warriors.
Capela is one of the best rim protectors in the NBA and it would have been a big loss for the Houston Rockets if they didn’t re-sign him. In 74 games last season with the Rockets, he averaged 13.9 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 0.9 APG, 1.9 BPG, and 0.8 SPG.
Capela is only 24 years old and he is improving each season. Speaking of improving, he was a finalist for the Most Improved Player Award, but Clint Capela didn’t win the award and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo won it. The other candidate for that award was Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie.
The Houston Rockets will be either the first, second, or third favorites to win it the NBA Championship in 2018-2019.