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Clint Capela Agrees To Contract Extension With Houston

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Restricted Free Agent Clint Capela and the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms on a 5 year, $90 million contract extension, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The two sides had struggled to find an extension that both sides could agree to. Less than three weeks ago, Capela rejected a 5 year, $85 million offer. It was beginning to look like a stalemate might lead to Capela accepting the Qualifying Offer and becoming an unrestricted free agent next season. GM Daryl Morey desperately wanted to avoid that, and thankfully for Houston – Capela will be a Rocket long-term.

Capela’s impact on both sides of the floor is an essential piece to the puzzle of competing with the juggernaut in Golden State. The Rockets needed to bring him back to have a shot at knocking off the champs. This signing cements their position as a top title contender next season, and beyond.

After coming so close but falling just short of making the NBA Finals, Houston has committed to a core group of James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela for the foreseeable future. Daryl Morey has his work cut out for him as he builds this roster around those three. The bar has been set, it’s championship or bust for the Rockets now.

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