Clint Capela and Houston Rockets do not seem to be anywhere close to agreeing a long term contract extension.
Capela, a limited freelance, is seeking a contract somewhere within the four-year, $ 80 million business-free agent Zach LaVine has joined the Chicago Bulls. According to Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire, Houston Capela offered about half of that deal.
I was told that Clint Capela felt undervalued during the first negotiations with Houston-he sought more than the 4/80m Zach Lavine received and was offered a 4/48m contract awarded to Nurkic.
– Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) July 8, 2018
Capela, 24, an average of 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game last season, leading the league with a 65 , 2 target value percent. He is obviously worth a big deal, but the rockets do not have much money to spend after signing Chris Paul into a four-year, 160 million dollar deal.
With how far apart Capela and Rockets look into negotiations, the latest report we heard about the big man's offseason plans makes a lot of sense.