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Anyone else still high on Clint Capela?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jacoby, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. dmoneybangbang

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    Giannis and kawhi are different players than Harden as they both are defensive anchor for their teams who can make up for offensive minded bigs, in my opinion.

    I don't disagree with surrounding Harden with shooters, just that it's not completely apples to apples.
     
  2. dmoneybangbang

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    Capela is a great role player who is movable simply put.
     
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    I like clint...but my golden basketball rule is you always pick a gaurd/wing over a big. Wings win chips. U dont need a big. Look.at old.gasol, gsw no name centers.
     
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    I think it is. Any big can screen n role.with harden. I mean a one that a starting caliber player. A big that can space..its only a handful of guys with that trait. I would rather have a 5 that shoots 38 from 3 then Clint. I'm sorry
     
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    Tell me who can replace him. Because we literally haven't found a single center who plays as well beside Harden including Dwight Howard.
     
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    For the most part, I think you're correct. Plus, unless my memory is deceiving me, he was a big part of whatever success the Rockets had against GS in 2017-18.
     
  7. Sen89

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    I think Capela's underrated around here, but unfortunately he is by far our most valuable non-Harden asset on our roster, and due to the nature of his role, finding a semi-decent replacement isn't impossible.

    But outside of him against GS (who aren't going to be the same team next season -- and possibly beyond), he was rarely "exposed." I think people here are fixated on the problems that were highlighted against the KD-Warriors team, when they're not going to be around anymore. There are a handful of issues that arose against GS that didn't show often against other teams, simply because GS was on a different plane than anyone else talent-wise.
     
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    to me, i think we need a capela similarity but much more aggressive. i think nerlens noel is a decent/good cheap option that can give us what we need. idk whose the "perfect fit", but i do think its a capela-type body/build rather than the standard big man like dwight or hartenstein because we play an aggressive switch defense.
     
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    might point is, i think hed fill the whole pretty well. might not be perfect, but its a good cheap option for us imo
     
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    I won’t be upset if he’s back. Draymond is still probably going to neutralize him most matchups, but he’s still pretty damn good.
     
  11. Derp McFlopsky

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    Tarik black?
     
  12. Oturakci

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    Clint is a great, young player and any team with a semi-decent facilitating guard would be lucky to have him.

    We have 2 of the best facilitators in the NBA, so his replacement will put up seemingly comparable numbers.
     
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  13. SemisolidSnake

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    Dear Clint: BTFO or GTFO.

    (the B stands for "box")
     
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    No. Don't get me wrong, I like Tarik Black, but he's at best a 3rd-string, possibly a backup if we're desperate.
     
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    True - he needs to grow a pair in the paint against GSW and own it. But it seems like I heard that he was not all there physically for that series.
     
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    Nope big who can shoot, can’t be soft and can’t shoot
     
  17. BasketMAD

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    Enough excuses, Rockets fans. Clint has proven to be soft time and time again whenever he's had to face off against tougher/bulkier centers (Lopez, Embiid, Valanciunas, Nurkic, Adams, etc.)
     
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    I still like him a lot. I think he is 100 percent going to get traded though.
     
  19. PeterKingX

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    I hope other teams still high on Capela.
     
  20. SemisolidSnake

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    Well, people will debate that. I think he seemed over the debilitating effects of it by then. Regardless, he doesn't box out on rebounds, healthy or not. I watched him pretty closely for much of the season, so I didn't sound like an ass making this assertion. He tries to cherry pick rebounds out of the fray instead of setting himself up properly for a rebound. That's unacceptable. Tucker boxes out even when he's trying to move some sort of mammoth half a foot taller than him and his feet are slipping underneath him as he does it.
     
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