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The Houston Rockets are optimistic about re-signing center Clint Capela even though he turned down their five-year, $85 million offer, according to a report from Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.
The Rockets offered Capela the $85 million deal on the first day of free agency. With incentives, the deal could be worth $90 million.
Multiple league sources still expect the #Rockets to resign Clint Capela, despite him previously turning down Houston’s 5-year, $85M offer.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 15, 2018
Capela is a restricted free agent, meaning he’s eligible to sign an offer sheet with another team and then the Rockets have to decide if they want to match the offer or not.
In 74 games this past season with the Rockets, Capela averaged 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds while shooting 65.2 percent from the field. Most of his baskets were delivered by MVP James Harden.
Rival teams don’t have the cap space to make a compelling offer to Capela, who is looking for a five-year, $100 million deal.