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Rockets Trade Reaction & Nonsense

Rockets Trade Reaction & Nonsense

The Houston Rockets have officially traded away Clint Capela and if you are also confused about the trade you are not alone.  Does it make sense that PJ Tucker or Danuel House Jr is the starting center, not it doesn’t.  The Rockets’ wasted no time and started making deals in the trade deadline, so here we are.

The trade went down like this, 12 players & 4 teams:

Houston:

  • Robert Covington
  • Jordan Bell

Hawks:

  • Clint Capela
  • Nene (Be honest, did you know he was still in the league?)

Timberwolves:

  • Malik Beasley
  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Evan Turner
  • Hawks 1st round pick (via Nets)

Nuggets:

  • Shabazz Napier
  • Keita Bates-Diop
  • Gerald Green (injured, will be waived)
  • Noah Vonleh
  • Rockets 1st round draft pick

Rockets’ Reaction – the Rockets got better in the sense of a perimeter wing that can shoot 3s and can switch 1-5.  Gave up a solid rebounder and rim protector.  The Rockets’ getting better with a small line up does not make up for the defense that they just gave away.  With how quick the Rockets gave away Capela, it must mean that they are not done making moves.  The Rockets traded Capela away, with a backup plan already in mind.

Hawks’ Reaction – the Hawks definitely by picking up an experience defender/ rim protector to plug in and make up for all the defensive liabilities that come with Trae Young on the floor.  In my opinion, this move show a commitment to Young offensive schemes.  Hawks are winner in the trade.

Wolves’ Reaction: the real and only question here what is going to happen with Karl Anthony Towns.  Till then, the Wolves are in limbo.

Nuggets Reaction: the Nuggets are winner here because they didn’t really give up anything and they got a draft pick.  Giving up Malik Beasley is not so bad when you think about the all the progress that Michael Porter Jr. has been making.

What do you guys think about the trade?

For more nonsense check out the Rockets trade video reaction!!!

Steven Adams vs Clint Capela

Steven Adams vs Clint Capela

Head to head:

Steven: 10.8pts, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1stls, 1.1blks, 1.4 fouls, .646 FG%, 29 mins, 5-5 record vs Clint.

Clint: 10.6ppg, 6.1 rpg, .2apg, .8stls, 1.6blks, 3.1 fouls, .657 FG%, 21 mins.

Rebounding Steven Adams Clint Capela
2017-2018 9.0 rebs

5.1 off rebs

3.9 def rebs

4.7 contested rebs

avg reb distance is 5.4 ft

reb % : 15

10.7 rebs

3.2 off rebs

7.5 def rebs

4.3 contested rebs

avg reb distance is 5 ft

reb % : 22

2016-2017 7.5 rebs

3.4 off rebs

4.1 def rebs

3.9 contested rebs

avg reb distance: 5.4 ft

reb % : 14

8.0 rebs

2.7 off rebs

5.3 def rebs

3.9 contested rebs

avg reb distance is 5.2 ft

reb % : 18.8

2015-2016 6.5  rebs

2.9 off rebs

3.6 def rebs

3.1 contested rebs

avg reb distance is 4.6 ft

reb % : 14.2

6.4 rebs

2.5 off rebs

3.9 def rebs

3.6 rebs

avg reb distance is 4.7 ft

reb % : 18.2

Thoughts: Considering Adams plays with a top 2 rebounding point guard named Russell Westbrook, I am not surprised Clint has the edge in rpg, having said that, it is clear Steven is better at crashing the glass on the offensive end. Close but I’d give the edge to Capela who played less minutes.

 

Scoring Steven Adams Clint Capela
2017-2018
  • 13.9 ppg
  • 5.9/9.4 FGAs = 62.9%
  • 359/530 (67 7%) R.A.
  • 84/168 (50%) in the paint non RA
  • 69.2% of FGM were assisted
  • 125 ORTG
  • 13.9 ppg
  • 6/9.1 FGAs = 65%
  • 406/586 (69.3%) RA
  • 32/76 (42%) in the paint non R.A
  • 81.9% of FGM were assisted
  • 126 ORTG
2016-2017
  • 11.3 ppg
  • 4.7 / 8.2 = 57%
  • 263/410 (64%) R.A.
  • 108/218 (49.5%) in the paint non R.A.
  • 66.8% of FGM were assisted
  • 114 ORTG
  • 12.6 ppg
  • 5.6/ 8.7 FGAs
  • 322/477 (69.6%) RA
  • 28/80 (35%) in the paint non R.A
  • 82.6% of FGM were assisted
  • 122 ORTG
2015-2016
  • 8.0 ppg
  • 3.3 / 5.3 = 61%
  • 207/329 (62.9%) RA
  • 43/83 (57.8%) in the paint non R.A
  • 76.2% of FGM were assisted
  • 123 ORTG
  • 7.0 ppg
  • 3.0/ 5.2 FGAs = 58%
  • 212/338 (62.7%) RA
  • 18/54 (33%) in the paint non R.A
  • 66.7% of FGM were  assisted
  • 114 ORTG

Comments: Man it’s  really close again, based off what has been provided, I would give the edge to Adams only because Steven plays well BOTH in the restricted area as well as in the paint non R.A. unlike Clint, but both do mainly get their points because of their main playmaker  (Russ and Harden). If you watch both players you would know Steve takes more contested shots than Clint as well.

 

DEFENSE Steven Adams Clint Capela
2017-2018
  • overall 505/1131 (44.7%)
  • on 2s: 387/814 (47.5%)
  • on 3s: 118/317 (37.2%)
  • on Iso D: 44/114 (38%)
  • When defending the rim: 200/341 (58%)
  • 107 DRTG
  • contested 1021

shots

  • overall: 568/1206 (47%)
  • on 2s: 477/968 (49%)
  • on 3s: 91/238 (38%)
  • on Iso D: 67/159 (42%)
  • When defending the rim: 303/503 (60%)
  • 101 DRTG
  • contested 958 shots
2016-2017
  • overall: 520/1098 (47.4%)
  • on 3s: 77/217 (35.5%)
  • on 2s: 443/881 (50%)
  • on Iso D: 45/114 (39%)
  • When defending the rim: 227/368 (61.7%)
  • 107 DRT
  • contested 1004 shots
  • overall: 397/511 (49%)
  • on 3s: 44/130 (33.8%)
  • on 2s: 353/681 (51.8%)
  • on Iso D:27/60 (45%)
  • When defending the rim: 226/374 (60.4%)
  • 106 DRTG
  • contested 663 shots
2015-2016
  • overall: 436/1043 (41.8%)
  • on 3s: 53/163 (32.5%)
  • on 2s: 383/880 (43.5%)
  • on Iso D: 28/88 (32%)
  • When defending the rim: 213/366 (58%)
  • 105 DRTG
  • overall:339/766 (44%)
  • on 3s: 40/127 (31.5%)
  • on 2s: 299/639 (46.8%)
  • on Iso D: 18/50 (36%)
  • When defending the rim: 185/331 (55.9%)
  • 104 DRTG

Thoughts: Clint is the superior rim protector and has had a lower defensive rating (that’s a good thing) each year, but on Iso D, Steve held bis man to a lower percentage than Clint did. Also, overall Steven held his man to a lower field goal percentage than Capela did. The contested shot stat goes as far as 2017, another stat Adam had more than Clint. Clint did defend the 3 better, but Steve defended the 2s more well so, overall I give Adams the edge.

 

Crunch time Steven Adams Clint Capela
2017-2018
  • 38 pts
  • 15/21 shooting (71%)
  • 42 rebs
  • 3 blks
  • 137 mins
  • 20 pts
  • 8/12 shooting
  • 20 rebs
  • 1 blk
  • 62 mins
2016-2017
  • 22 pts
  • 8/20 shooting (40%)
  • 27 rebs
  • 6 blks
  • 112 mins
  • 2 pts
  • 1/1 shooting (100%)
  • 3 rebs
  • 0 blks
  • 23 mins i
2015-2016
  • 18 pts
  • 7/13 shooting (53.8%)
  • 32 rebs
  • 4 blks
  • 89 mins
  • 9 pts
  • 3/ 4 shooting (75%)
  • 4 rebs
  • 4 blks
  • 29 mins

Comments: No doubt in crunch time Steven Adams was the better rebounder, scorer and factor than Clint. Once again Adams win a category.

 

Head to head:

Steven: 10.8pts, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1stls, 1.1blks, 1.4 fouls, .646 FG%, 29 mins, 5-5 record vs Clint.

Clint: 10.6ppg, 6.1 rpg, .2apg, .8stls, 1.6blks, 3.1 fouls, .657 FG%, 21 mins.

 

Conclusion:

In the end of day both do their roles well but I’m gonna take Adams over Clint since he has the edge in more categories.