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Capela signs 5yr, $80mil deal ($90M w/ incentives) with the Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Fullcourt, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. ElPigto

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    He is talking about point forward. Tucker can't handle and distribute nor can Faried.
     
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  2. ElPigto

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    Got damn, T H I C K. Lol
     
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    Diaw as part of a big 6?
     
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    Rodney Hood can handle the rock...been talked about a lot already...perfect pick and roll type..
     
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    Goodness. Murray killed it with this deal. Any other team pre-cums and over pays. This deal gets him even for the terrible Ryno deal - definitely out of character on that one.

    I agree with the folks that believe Capela will be traded. Unless he proves to be performing at an elite, top 10 talent level - he gone in a year or two.
     
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  7. ThatBoyNick

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    James Johnson maybe?

    Similar size to Mason, averages 4 assist per game.
     
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    Diaw definitely looks like Anthony Mason in those clips.
     
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    Is it possible for us to sign and trade for him?
     
  10. RocketsFido

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    very good contract by Morey... now just focus on trading Anderson for someone we can use.
     
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  11. ElPigto

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    I don't see how he comes to Houston unless Cleveland is planning to withdraw the QO. A one year near MLE would work I'm sure considering most teams are not spending cash anymore. I don't see how a S&T would work best for either.
     
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    http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/sto...ek-4-2018-rating-latest-moves-deals-contracts

    Houston Rockets
    1.Signed center Isaiah Hartenstein.
    2. Signed center Clint Capela to a reported five-year, $90 million deal.

    Capela was the last key restricted free agent on the market. (Rodney Hood of the Cleveland Cavaliers leads a small, secondary group of remaining restricted free agents.) With no team left holding more than $11 million in cap space, no offer sheet was forthcoming for Capela, so the Rockets basically had to figure out how much money was necessary to get him to forego taking his one-year qualifying offer and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer.

    Ultimately, Capela played it conservatively, settling for about $30 million less than he could potentially have gotten by playing on the $4.3 million qualifying offer and signing a four-year, maximum deal with another team in 2019 (currently estimated at $117 million). Of course, there was no guarantee a max offer was forthcoming, and the center market is particularly unforgiving because so few teams are in need of a starter at the position. Capela surely didn't want to get squeezed like DeMarcus Cousins did this year, which was a risk if he struggled or was injured.

    The conservative strategy by Capela is a win for Houston, which will pay him almost $10 million less than his maximum salary this season. That's a huge deal for a taxpaying team. A maxed-out Capela would have cost the Rockets approximately $45 million more in salary and luxury tax this year alone.

    Just as important, Houston avoids the risk of Capela leaving next summer. Even in a league where centers are more replaceable than ever, Capela's mastery of pick-and-roll chemistry with James Harden and ability to both protect the rim and switch on guards defensively makes him a unique talent who would have been impossible for the Rockets to duplicate.

    With Capela's new contract and the signing of Hartenstein, a 2017 second-round pick who spent last season playing for Houston's G League affiliate, the Rockets' roster is nearing completion. Houston will have 13 players under contract, including Zhou Qi, whose salary is non-guaranteed. (Newcomer Michael Carter-Williams also has a small amount of his minimum salary non-guaranteed.)

    To that total, we can likely add this year's second-round pick De'Anthony Melton and the long-rumored veterans minimum deal for Carmelo Anthony. That would bring the Rockets to 15 players, a group that would include five centers: Capela, Hartenstein, Zhou, Nene Hilario and Chinanu Onuaku. (And that doesn't count Ryan Anderson, who's probably more likely to play center than power forward in the future.) That could change between now and the 2019 playoffs, or even between now and the end of training camp, but at this point, Houston's roster balance seems off.

    Assuming the Rockets do indeed keep that 15-man roster, they're looking at starting the season with a salary of $138 million and a tax bill of nearly $27 million, making this the NBA's third-most expensive roster after the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder.
     
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    Clint really got screwed by being in a rough FA market, they had zero leverage and they knew it. Glad we were able to find a middle ground.

    Ultimately they did the smart thing and took a still great offer instead of risking everything to get a few million more. In the grand scheme 100 million isn't gonna make your life any better than 80/90 million, it's just counting zeros. He's set for life now.
     
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    Cod, you ran 5 miles??!!! I'm in awe, man! Keep up the fight and never, ever give up!
     
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    He knows his rights!

    It would have been a big gamble to take the QO and test the UFA market. He probably wouldn't have done much better and he has some security now. Smart move by both the Rockets and Clint.
     
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    First it said 5 yrs 80 M with 10 M incentives, and now it's 5 yrs 90 M. It looks like Capela extracted more money from the Rockets. with his threat to leave Houston. Clint didn't deserve it, but now he has to live up to the contract. I do give credit to Morey for not giving Capela a 100 M contract over 5 years.
     
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    Point forward, ??? I wonder who he is talking about. ..
     
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  18. saleem

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    No need for Diaw please.
     
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  19. Im Just Sayin

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    He will never be Moses but that doesn’t matter. He’s a good player for us.
     
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  20. sirjesse

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    I luv ya Capela. I’m glad you came to your senses and listened to my posts instead of BJ
     
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