NBA Rumors: Celtics Engaged In Trade Talks For Rockets’ Clint Capela


The Boston Celtics are at least considering a huge splash before Thursday’s NBA deadline.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday the Houston Rockets were actively discussing several trade scenarios involving Clint Capela, with a host of Eastern Conference teams among those eyeing the 25-year-old center.

Wojnarowski followed up that report Monday by pointing to the Boston Celtics as a potential landing spot.

According to Wojnarowski, citing sources, the Celtics and Rockets have been engaged in trade talks regarding Capela.

The Rockets reportedly are hoping to find a trade — or multiple trades — that will result in them landing a wing player and a center in exchange for Capela. The Celtics have several draft picks the Rockets might be interested in acquiring then flipping, although Boston would need to shed some salary in order to bring aboard Capela.

Capela, the 25th overall pick in 2014, is earning $14.9 million this season. He’s slated to make $16 million, $17.1 million and $18.2 million over the next three seasons, respectively.

Capela, who’s listed at 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds, is averaging 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 assists in 32.8 minutes per game in 39 contests this season. He would go a long way toward bolstering Boston’s front court, which could use some additional size as the Celtics look to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, among others, in the Eastern Conference.

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