Houston has called Mavs about Clint Capela trade
The Houston Rockets have reportedly already called the Dallas Mavericks about a possible Clint Capela trade, according to Mike Fisher of 247 Sports.
A report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday stated the Rockets are taking calls on just about everyone on the roster except superstar shooting guard James Harden. The Mavs currently have Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell, who they’re expected to re-sign, as the only centers on their roster, with Kristaps Porzingis also able to play some 5. Needless to say, Capela would be a big upgrade on their incumbent options in the middle.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) May 29, 2019
The Rockets signed Capela to a five-year, $90 million contract last summer. The big man averaged 16.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists during the regular season while shooting 64.8 percent from the field.
Capela, though, struggled against the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the playoffs. He put up just 8.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in the six-game series versus the Warriors and had a negative plus/minus box score in four out of the six games, proving unable to make a lasting impact on either side of the ball. The Rockets lost to the Warriors in six games, marking the second straight postseason they were eliminated by Golden State, which played the the final five and-a-half quarters of the series without injured superstar Kevin Durant.
Clint Capela is owed $14,896,552 next season. Some around the league believe he is overpaid since he can’t do much on offense unless Harden or Chris Paul is collapsing the defense and throwing lobs to him. With that being said, Capela could fit in well with the Mavs since Dallas has Luka Doncic.