Clint Capela is a Swiss basketball player born on May 18th, 1994. He plays for the Houston Rockets in the NBA and was drafted by Houston Rockets with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. For the 2018-19 season, his salary is $15,793,104 and is one of the highest-paid centers in the league.
Capela played in the LNB Pro A for the Elan Chalon basketball club and was named the Best Young Player and the Most Improved Player of the 2013-14 LNB Pro A season. He also represented the World Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.
In his rookie year in the NBA, he played more games in the playoffs than in the regular season and averaged 3.4 points in 7.5 minutes per postseason game. He slowly transitioned into one of the key players for the Rockets and cemented his position as the starting center.
During the 2017-18 NBA season, he averaged a double-double over the entire season with 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game on a very efficient 65.2 % shooting from the field. He continued his form into the playoffs where he averaged 12.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per contest. He played a huge part and led the Rockets to the Western Conference Finals.
After the 2017–18 season, Capela became a restricted free agent. On July 27, 2018, he signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Houston Rockets. He wears Nike Kobe AD Exodus shoes. Capela will earn $16,896,552 for the 2019-20 NBA season, $18,000,000 for the 2020-21 NBA season, $19,103,448 for the 2021-22 NBA season and $20,206,896 for the 2022-23 NBA season. He is the 3rd best-paid player of the Houston Rockets this year. His agents are Darren 'Mats' Matsubara and Jason Ranne. He will become an unrestricted free agent in 2023.