HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Clint Capela has signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Houston Rockets.
Capela, who was a restricted free agent, started a career-high 74 games last season in helping Houston reach the Western Conference finals.READ MORE: North Texas Hospitals In 'Wait And See' Mode Regarding COVID-19 Omicron Variant
The 6-foot-10 center averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks — all career-highs — last season. The 24-year-old had 42 double-doubles last season and Houston was 25-2 when he scored 15 or more points.READ MORE: Cowboys Prepare For Thursday Night Game Missing 9 Players And Coaches Due To COVID-19
Capela, who the Rockets drafted with the 25th pick in 2014, has steadily improved in his four NBA seasons and his development has helped him become a key piece of this team led by James Harden, who won his first MVP award last month.
The deal was first reported by ESPN.
The Rockets won the Midwest Division in 2017-2018 with 65-17 record.MORE NEWS: 2 Former North Texas Teachers Arrested, Accused Of Abusing Non-Verbal Children At Elementary School
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