The Houston Rockets need Clint Capela to have a career-season next year in order to make the NBA Finals. Here are three goals for the big man heading into the 2019-20 season.
Collectively, the Western Conference got better over the summer. Sure, the west lost Kevin Durant and the super team that was the Golden State Warriors, but the Lakers and Clippers got significantly better while the Rockets, Jazz and Blazers took a step forward over the offseason.
With all of the new talent in the west, the Rockets will definitely have to be better in the 2019-20 season than they were last year in order to make the Finals. Swapping an aging Chris Paul for a prime Russell Westbrook will definitely help, but Clint Capela will continue to be one of the biggest X-factors for this team going forward.
Capela struggled against Golden State in the 2019 Western Conference Semifinals, which led to a lot of criticism from Houston fans. But we can’t forget what Capela means to the Rockets. He averaged 16.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last season. Only six other players, including league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaged at least 16 points and 12 rebounds per game last season, and five of those other guys made the All-Star team.
Capela is putting up elite numbers, but he’s still just 25 years old and is heading into his sixth season, so he still has time to grow. In order to have a career season next year, Capela can definitely improve in a few areas. Here are three goals for him in the 2019-20 season.
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