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people made fun of me when i said capela would be a top 3 center in the league

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by HardenMvp, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:51 AM.

  1. phantoman

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    he added the eurostep he is max player now :) haha
     
  2. durvasa

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    What are Capela’s numbers when he is not sharing the floor with James Harden?
     
  3. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    That was true last season. He's added an Eurostep to his game now and seems to be able to take on bigger / slower defenders off the dribble with it.
     
  4. justtxyank

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    Right, I mean he's not Hakeem by any stretch, but he CAN make moves with the ball and create his own offense. The Rockets don't want him doing that very often because low post offense isn't the most efficient option, but has absolutely created offense for himself. I love when he euro steps and gets buckets.
     
  5. jayfree

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    You may want to change your handle to CapelaMVP

    COF is a new one
     
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    Link to when you said this OP?
     
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  7. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    His hook shot on the other hand is absolutely hideous. :(
     
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    Get Yao to teach him. Dude was pretty good at it.
     
  9. chenjy9

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    Usually CD does a good job helping big men develop a jump hook. Hell, even Howard developed a decent hook shot here.
     
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    Capela, my fellow! I love this kid. He will get stronger, but for his size, he is very nimble and has great hops. He is no Hakeem but he has similar lateral quickness.
     
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    people make fun of you because you moran
     
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    I miss being able to rate threads
     
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  13. T FOR 3!!!

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    His hook as been SOLID!!! Missed one last night, but that was out of character. He has a good hook with both hands in his arsenal, but posting up Capela is not in our offensive scheme, it either happens on a rebound or on a mismatch where he gets a dumpoff on a drive. His touch is great!
     
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    I'd want to see him play on a team without an HoF PG before making a call on how good he is. He has had an amazing year and he has grown as a shot blocker... but not willing to crown his ass yet.
     
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    Zhou Qi was suppose to overtake him in the starting line up and be the key to a championship formula. Lol.
     
  16. chenjy9

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    Not to sound rude, but do you know what a hook shot is? He missed the only one he took during Game 1 and for the season, he shot 82 hooks at a paltry 46.3% rate. You are probably thinking about the close to the rim layups and scoops he does, which is NOT any type of hook shot. For comparison, KAT shot 149 hooks at 56.4%.

    Now, I am not suggesting he won't ever develop a good hook shot. With his work ethic, it is definitely possible. Currently though, his hook shot is bad and would be a huge addition to his game if he can develop it.
     
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    Clint was locked in during the first half . He's had dominant stretches before but this was really impressive.

    His defense is so good . His offense is still a bit inconsistent, but playing with harden makes that way less of an issue .

    He's young , he's going to develop even more . A lot of the other guys that are in his class are also young . It's all going to come down to work ethic and health to see where he finally ends up .

    His physical tools aren't outstanding compared to some other centers . Guys like Kat , embiid, Adams , gobert, and Jokic are either bigger , more athletic, or both .

    But harden is tops in the league and he's not a freak athlete ( don't get me wrong , he's a great athlete... but just not otherworldly) and like James , Clint has a few elite skills like his hands and quick jump that play up when combined with IQ and work ethic make them into good players .

    Clint is just now scratching the surface of his potential. He'll never be the biggest or strongest center ... but if he keeps his quickness and can add some grown man strength... he's gonna be a legit force .
     
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  18. Patience

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    Jewish American Princess?
     
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  19. BHannes2BHonest

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    Reminds me of a certain scientist we know
     
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    I wouldn’t call him a top 3 center. But, he fits our star players perfectly and because of that he is more valuable here than almost any other team.
     
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