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why is Clint Capela so underrated

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by HardenMvp, May 23, 2017.

  1. xaos

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    Clint is a confusing person... not afraid to get posterized by Bridges but horrified of Looney
     
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    Oladipo sings better than Clint. there I said it
     
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  3. xaos

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    Just not aCapela
     
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    I think that is the best dunk I have seen at least in a year or two. That is just WOW
     
  5. Easy

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    Exactly. I never understand the making fun of defender getting "postered" when he has the courage to contest a dunk rather than ducking out of the way.

    And nobody mentions that Bridges got that opportunity to dunk because Capela successfully contested Rozier's shot in the first place. Oh, and Clint grabbed 15 rebound, scored 20 points, and had a +14 in a win.
     
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    Yea that is just the internet allowing people to be their inner teenage selves. If you are a defender who takes pride or a coach, you want them to contest every single time. Go for it, make the dunk harder, make em earn it ,so what...any competitor knows the risk of loss or winning, but make it a habit to go for it and not play for fear of embarrassment.

    Capela has been incredible for the Hawks. He is on a great contract that Rockets had no leverage if they didn’t resign him, if his agent was smart he would’ve held out for a bigger one. He has got a great motor, very little drama or demands for post opportunities, he handles his business on the boards and the paint. Another great draft pick by the rockets in the 20s.
     
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    I think we are wired to take extra pleasure in watching someone do something spectacular when it comes at the expense of someone else. It has to do with our love of competition. A win isn’t as sweet if there isn’t also a loss that hurts on the other end. Even if the loser doesn’t care, we will try to convince ourselves that they do to enjoy the win even more.
     
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  8. Astrodome

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    He had a nice career. 1 hamstring away in 2018. RIP big fella.
     
  9. Easy

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    To me, unless the opponent is someone I hate (and yes, there are some teams or individual players I do), I don't take any extra pleasure to "hurt" them in my win. Of course, a lot of pleasurable wins do come at the fact of breaking the opponent's heart--a big comeback, a last second winning score, etc. But that's just the nature of competition, not because of intentionally wanting to humiliate the other guy.

    Part of the tradition of sportsmanship is respect for your opponents. The shaking hands after a game, for example, is supposed to show that. A lot of it has been lost in today's culture I guess.
     
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    I was thinking that Anthony Edwards had the dunk of the year, but this may top that one.
     
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    Yeah, and you just 4 seconds before the dunk he made sure Rozier couldn't score at the basket.
     
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    Clint dicking these teams down

     
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    Clint Capela is killing it in Atlanta. To be honest, I was always suspicious his success in Houston was primarily due to Harden. Glad that is not the case. I'm happy Clint is showing out in ATL.
     
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    100% agree, especially rebounding wise. We had to make that move though. Had to go all in. Morey’s hands were tied.
     
  15. Air Langhi

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    I think harden had no help narrative needs to die. CP3, Capela, eg, pj, ariza etc were all good players.
     
  16. rockbox

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    If Clint was healthy last year and we weren't all in on WB, we wouldn't have made the trade. Clint is worth a lot more than Covington,
     
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    Plus we gave up a pick. Morey made a lot of bad deals. He made one really really good one.
     
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    I think that trade got the rockets below the luxury tax also. You can't discount that.
     
  19. Invisible Fan

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    That was one or two years at best though. :(

    It's not like Rockets racked up multiple 60 win seasons or lucked out with Warriors breaking down from injuries.
     
  20. vlaurelio

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    yeah that 1 yr cp3s hammy remember
     

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