Rockets, RFA Capela agree to $90M deal

31 Julio, 2018, 08:39 | Autor: Igone Ines
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The Houston Rockets confirmed on Friday that they have reached an agreement with star center Clint Capela on a 5-year, 90 million USA dollars contract.

The restricted free agent is staying put in Houston where both parties have finally agreed to terms.

Capela - who had previously been a restricted free agent - averaged a career-high 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game through 74 contests for Houston past year and emerged as a critical piece in the Rockets ascendance atop of the Western Conference standings.

The Rockets were 42-3 with Chris Paul, James Harden and Capela in the lineup last season, a unit that keyed the team's run to the West's best regular-season record (65-17) and ultimate Game 7 loss to eventual champion Golden State in the conference finals. "He listens, he learns, he goes out there and just competes".

The 24-year old was awesome against Karl-Anthony Towns and Minnesota in the opening round - 15.8 points, 14.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. "I'm happy for him". He's kinda doing it himself. "And so there's no recruiting that anyone can do that he can't do for himself".

He was rumored to want a similar contract to the four-year, $100 million deal center Steven Adams signed with the Thunder.

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Imagine how good their chemistry will be as they get more and more playing time under their belts with the Rockets.

Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball in the second half during Game Four of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Houston is organization to which he is currently worth more to than any other in the league right now.

Capela appeared to acknowledge the agreement on Instagram, writing: "Houston".

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report.