Houston Rockets

Reports: Rockets' Capela expected to return after All-Star break


Rockets center Clint Capela is on track to resume a breakout campaign shortly after All-Star Weekend.


James Harden carried the Rockets through their injury-plagued middle stretch of this 2018-19 campaign, and the burden is about to be further lightened: according to media reports out of Houston , center Clint Capela is expected to return to action shortly after the upcoming All-Star break.


Jonathan Feigen joined the GameTime crew Wednesday to discuss the state of the Rockets.Per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle :


Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni referred to the game against the Timberwolves as "the last one until Clint comes back probably."


The 24-year-old has missed the past 14 games with a right thumb injury suffered at Orlando on January 13th, and had broken out to start the season, averaging a career-best line of 17.6 points (63.1 FG%), 12.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 34.2 minutes through the first 42 games.


Houston is 19-3 when outrebounding its opponent this season and 14-20 when failing to do so.






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