Clint Capela reflects on his time with Rockets
Clint Capela is now a member of the Atlanta Hawks, as his five and a half year run with the Houston Rockets ended on Wednesday when Houston traded him to Atlanta.
Capela took to Instagram on Thursday evening to reflect on his time with the Rockets:
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Where do I even begin… These last 5.5 years have been filled with too many great memories to recount! I came here as a newly 20 year old just trying to make it, prove that I belong in this league and hoping to one day have a lasting impact on the organization that drafted me. I’m beyond thankful to have been a part of a championship contender year in and year out. Thank you HOUSTON for all you’ve brought to my life, the organization, my teammates and the FANS who have embraced and supported me throughout this journey. I thank you! I started the CC15 Foundation here and the amount of support it has received throughout the community, I’ll NEVER forget!! Thank you! A new adventure awaits me and hopefully some of you will tune in. I’m just getting started
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Capela finished his Rockets career with averages of 12.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in 334 games. He was the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Rockets signed Capela to a five-year, $90 million contract in the summer of 2018. He’s making $14.2 million this season.
On the Hawks, Capela figures to flourish with All-Star point guard Trae Young. Despite being in just his second year in the NBA, Young has already established himself as one of the best passers in the league.
Clint Capela will have an adjustment period mentally now that he’s with the Hawks. Atlanta has one of the worst records in the NBA, while the Rockets are one of the best teams in the West and have championship aspirations with MVPs James Harden and Russell Westbrook leading the charge.
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