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NBA Draft 2014: Houston Rockets select Clint Capela

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With the 25th pick in the draft, the Rockets have gone with Clint Capela, a Swiss big man.

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The Houston Rockets have selected Clint Capela with the 25th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Capela is a 6'11" power forward born in Switzerland but who last played in France. Capela will likely stay abroad for at least another season, allowing the Rockets to save about $500,000 in cap room for 2014 for their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.

For more on Capela, let's take a look at what DraftExpress had to say about him:

Capela's length, explosiveness, and touch around the hoop make him a very good finisher around the hoop, where an incredible 84.9% of his opportunities came from, far and away the most out of anybody in this group.
The work he still needs to put in shows up when Capela stepped away from the hoop, as he only attempted 0.3 jump shots per game, connecting on only 21.4% of the very small amount of jump shots he attempted. Despite this, Capela shows some potential in the pick and roll game due to his fluidity and touch around the hoop, and should he ever develop a reliable jump shot he will be even tougher players to defend in this group crashing to the rim after setting ball screens.

Relevant Links

Clint Capela could be draft sleeper | ESPN

Intriguing Swiss Big Man Ready to Jump to NBA | NBA.com

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