NBA free agency rumors: Clint Capela turned down 5-year, $85 million offer from RocketsSporting News — (Thomas Lott)
The Rockets clearly want to lock up center Clint Capela for the future and reportedly expressed that with a five-year, $85 million offer, which with incentives could be worth $90 million.
Capela simply wants more.
The 24-year-old has been rumored to be unhappy with negotiations with the Rockets and would like a deal similar to the one Thunder center Steven Adams got, which was for four years and $100 million.
There have been several reports of what exactly the Rockets have been offering Capela, with the most recent $85 million rumor coming from the Houston Chronicle, who cited sources with knowledge of the situation.
Initially the rumor was the Rockets' offer was worth in the $13.25 million range, according to USA Today. Then ESPN reported the deal was valued closer to $15 million, as Houston offered a four-year, $60 million contract. Now, it appears the AAV is $17 million.
Capela has averaged 10.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his career. He is coming off of a career season, where he averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.