Capela: To extend or not extend, that is the question

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Would you extend Capela and for how much?

  1. No. Keep him on a low cap hold and match an offer or negotiate next summer

    45.3%
  2. Yes. Extend him at a salary starting around $25 million and hopefully we save a few bucks next summe

    1.2%
  3. Yes. But only if we get him to agree to a $20 million first year salary or less

    8.1%
  4. Yes. But only if we get him to agree to a $15 million first year salary or less

    33.7%
  5. Yes. But only if we get him to agree to $12.5 million first year salary or less

    11.6%
  1. basketballholic

    basketballholic Contributing Member

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    So, after the moratorium we have the opportunity to negotiate with Capela in an extension. Would you want to extend him or not? If you do, then at what salary commitment would you agree to give him?

    A max extension would be somewhere around 4 years and $111 million based on projections for this year's cap. Of course, next year's cap could go up or down. If we gave him a stated figure and the cap went higher next season then we'd have him at less than the max. And if the cap went down so that the max was above the figure we agreed with him on, then his contract would be amended down to the max level.

    Would you want to extend him? Or do you just want to match an offer next summer and hopefully have him on a paltry cap hold until then?
     
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  2. sammy

    sammy Contributing Member

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    Ain't nobody got time for this. Rockets need to overhaul the roster.

    Either go all in or tank. I would love to keep Capela, but he's one of our most valuable assets.
     
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  3. Deuce

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    Would not extend. Need cap space. If they fail on FA, the might consider extending if it was cheap (e.g. Makes him a cost effective trade chip).

    I like Capela, but recognize his limitations and wouldnt hesitate to trade him to upgrade the team.
     
  4. kevC

    kevC Contributing Member

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    This is like the fifth question on the Rockets' mind right now.
     
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    Not now....
     
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    What is Sandy?
     
  7. YOLO

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    no you do not extend. he still has to prove he can be a full time center. Though he is making good progress, theres a reason why Nene is here as they both helped each other. CC still needs to continue that this year with production and upping his minutes while still be effective. in no way has he earned an extension at this point
     
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  8. basketballholic

    basketballholic Contributing Member

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    It's part of the decisions the front office has to make this summer.

    My own feeling is that if we don't trade Capela this summer that it would be best to negotiate and agree on an extension and get it signed with him prior to August 22, if we can get him signed for a first year salary of $20 million or less.
     
  9. kjayp

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    My max would be a 15M starting contract.... if that's insufficient, I'd entertain trade offers and leave myself the ability to match whatever offers he gets elsewhere...

    I love CC, but I'm not sold on him being a full time starter at 35+ minutes... Imo, he's the kinda guy that splits time at the 5 with a beefy banger that you can jockey depending on matchup....
     
  10. basketballholic

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    Believe me, I understand that. And would normally whole-heartedly agree. But.......If we do pick up say George and CP3 this summer, it puts us in a different light. And Capela will likely look like a world beater in that line-up if he isn't traded.
     
  11. JayZ750

    JayZ750 Contributing Member

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    I would trade him for Jordan Bell and Mike Brown ;)
     
  12. Vivi

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    Pretty much this.

    Two more years (considering his cap holds for 2018 free agency) of his cheap contract is huge for a team trying to sign max free agents like the Rockets.

    I'd be a bit torn if he would be willing to extend for 12/15x, but eh...let's see if/who we get this summer first.
     
  13. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Capela is an after thought

    The new reformed Rockets would be headlined by Harden, CP3, Paul George, Hayward, Millsap, Porkzingis and Blake Griffin

    #pursuit
     
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    Lol all those guys would get decimated by dinwiddleweenie
     
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  15. YOLO

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    if the rockets were able to pick up either of those players wouldn't the low cap hold for CC make more sense, especially with the option to negotiate next summer when they can evaluate on the then progress of a 23 year old
     
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    TRADE HIM FOR RUBIO

    #YuleC
     
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    Not an after thought; a thought for after.
     
  18. saleem

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    He needs to earn an extension. He can't come back with the same game when the next season starts.
     
  19. basketballholic

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    If we don't make trades and signings for max guys this summer then by your theory we could drop Ariza and Lou next summer and pursue one max guy. But we'd almost have to not sign anybody long term this summer to accomplish that. Does Harden, max player, Anderson, and Capela (signed to a new high dollar deal) do anything for you?

    Even if we signed LeBron, you'd have a big 4 of LeBron, Harden, Anderson, and Capela dominating your cap space. And that would be after enduring another season like this one because we can't substantially upgrade this team right now without adding salary.

    I think we are most likely going to add somebody substantial this summer, even if it's only one guy. If we do that we won't be able to have max cap space next summer anyways, even if Capela is on a small cap hold.

    Unless he is traded, I suspect we try to negotiate an extension with Capela.

    One other possible factor here (that I would need @BimaThug to declare right or wrong) is that Capela may be eligible for a 5-year extension. Each team is allowed one rookie contract extension of five years, not including current season). Harden was our designated guy. And his extension wasn't set to expire until next summer. But we re-negotiated a fresh deal for him. So my thought is he is no longer our 5-year designee.

    This may seem like minutia to most. But a 5-year extension at $120 million versus a 4-year extension at $111 million works yield a starting extension salary of a little less than $21 million. And a smaller market team may like the fact that they could have a good young big locked up for five years at a slight discount to the max versus paying full max for him. And therefore Capela may become a more attractable trade asset to them since he'd be locked up. Would need verification from @BimaThug that the above is possible however.
     
  20. MONON

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    I wouldn't extend Capela until after we've signed our big "splash" this off season.
     
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