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Clint Capela: Building block or trade asset?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Jul 11, 2017.

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Capela is

  1. Building block

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  2. Trade Asset

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  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Is he more useful for the team on court or in the trade market?
     
  2. Mathrocker

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    Depends. As of right now building block.

    Morey is opportunistic and circumstances change
     
  3. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!
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    My only problem with Clint as a building block will be his contract status.

    He's going to get paid next summer and if that's going to prevent us from potentially going after Lebron I say we bail.

    CP3 and Harden could make Asik into a 16/10 player
     
  4. eslate22

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    are you implying he should be apart of a melo trade? another well disguised melo thread
     
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  5. sammy

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    Trade for Cousins
     
  6. Reeko

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    he is a building block that can be a trade asset for a legit, star level big
     
  7. yixiixiy

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    Assessment complete.

    = 0.5 Melo thread confirmed
     
  8. rocketsballin

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    capela for future 2nd rounder confirmed?
     
  9. Rox_Mayhem

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    Both. You can get a great return for him if he develops into a better player.
     
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  10. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?
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    Cleverly disguised "Has Joe Chee neutered Clint Capella?" thread.
     
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  11. RocketsJumer

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    The only problem I have with Capela is that pretty soon he is going to get paid as a starting NBA center and the amount of minutes he plays might not warrant 20-25M/year.

    Last season, he had some conditioning issues. He only played 26mpg and MDA repeated brought up how Clint had some problems with his conditioning.

    If he can't get up to like 30-33mpgthis season then I would look to trade him while his stock is high. If he wants to get paid like a top 10 center, he needs to be on the floor as much as a top 10 center.

    If he can improve his stamina (and improve his post defense) then he is the ideal center for this team and certainly a player we can build on.
     
  12. PatBev

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    I have mixed feeling on Clint. Idk if he could do much without Harden. I do think he is a really good fit for the system though. The lobs he would receive this season especially with a third star to guard like Melo
     
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  13. Rocket River

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    Why does everyone think Clint will get DeAndre Jordan money (4 year / $87,616,050 contract)
    In fact some are thinking he will get more. I don't know if I buy that
    He is not DeAndre's defensive presence yet nor rebounder
    He will have to improve both
    If he worked on his offensive game he could be a beast worth keeping

    All said .. I think he is a fine to good player to keep.
    I am thinking more in the 12~16 Million Range

    Rocket River
     
  14. saleem

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    He can't do much without Harden, but he still can be a defender/rebounder with more strength and better stamina as long as he doesn't lose his quickness. I have him down as a trade asset, but if he improves, he can become a building block.
     
  15. Ziggy

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    I want someone who can rebound. Desperately. But right now he's a differentiator against Golden State (assuming he improves). He plays above the rim. He's explosive. If you cant make GSW pay for playing Draymond at the 5 you cant beat them.

    You cant lose Capela for a wing. Hopefully we'll have both Capela & T. Chandler by year's end.
     
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  16. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Relax. We Got THIS.
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    Exactly.

    He's definitely a building block with our current squad and at that price tag but if anything else shakes loose in terms of a star he's out.

    Unless a desperate team like Brooklyn continues to be max offer sheet happy and presents one to Capela (highly unlikely) I don't see why he would be signed to more than 15 million per year for the next 3 years or so.
     
  17. Rocket River

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    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/215686520/nba-center-position-ranking-30

    16. Clint Capela

    Capela's stock dipped a bit when the Rockets didn't skip a beat after he fractured his leg. But that doesn't mean he isn't one of the league's most lethal roll men or a perfect fit beside James Harden. Capela matches Steven Adams' per game numbers in about seven fewer minutes per game. His free-throw shooting is problematic, and could be exploited in the postseason. But he accomplishes what his team needs him to do, and right now that's more than enough.

    15. Marcin Gortat
    14. Steven Adams
    13. Brook Lopez
    12. Andre Drummond
    11. Dwight Howard
    10. Hassan Whiteside
    9. DeAndre Jordan
    8. Nikola Jokic
    7. Al Horford
    6. Rudy Gobert
    5. Joel Embiid
    4. Karl-Anthony Towns
    3. Marc Gasol
    2. DeMarcus Cousins
    1. Anthony Davis

    Some of these are arguably PFs

    Rocket River
     
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  18. YOLO

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    funny how his impact on the game is just as comparable as many guys on that list yet only makes $2-3 mil
     
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  19. James.B.H

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    After watching Clint's playoff performance against the spurs, I firmly believe he can be better than DJ one day. He has shown that he can be a great rim protector, good rebounder, and decent finisher. If you compare Clint's stats with DJ's at the same age, you can clearly see that Clint is indeed better. I expect him to grow fast in next few years, and become at least a top 10 center in the league.
     
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  20. FTW Rockets FTW

    FTW Rockets FTW Say NO to Eggball, Say NO to JJ FATT
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    Trade ASSet for an ACE big

    _holic
     
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