6 trade targets for Rockets' GM Rafael Stone

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2. Clint Capela

Clint Capela has been one of the better role players in the history of the Rockets’ franchise. Capela understood his role and played it well, as he operated as a lob threat for James Harden for several years and was a rim-running big man.

And on the defensive end, Capela was a formidable rim protector. The Rockets dealt Capela to fully adopt the microball strategy and he continued to thrive with the Atlanta Hawks, who even gave him a contract extension.

In three seasons with the Hawks, Capela has averaged 12.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks, which have all bested his averages with the Rockets. Not to mention his offensive efficiency, as he’s made 61.7 percent of his shots with the Hawks.

Capela is still only 29-years-old and is owed just $42.8 million over the next two seasons. The Hawks have explored trading him and would surely be open to dealing him back to Houston, so long as the price is right.

Capela could be a worthy add for the Rockets.