As soon as the 18-19 season ended, there was news that the Rockets’ Paul, Gordon and
Capela will be traded one, and the current situation shows that the possibility of Paul being traded is not great, unless a team offers a bargaining chip that the Rockets cannot refuse.
Although Gordon’s contract has only one year left, Gordon’s contract is extremely cost-effective. If the Rockets aim to continue to compete for the championship, it is unlikely to trade Gordon.
On the contrary, Capela, who seems to be in a relatively stable position now, is more likely to leave.
The center position of the Rockets was in short supply in the Yao Ming era. Although Capela was the absolute candidate for the Rockets’ starting center, Capela did not have low-post offensive skills or the ability to hold the ball. Even free throws fluctuated from high to low.
The playoffs are too easy to suffer.
Some time ago, there was also news that the Celtics were paying attention to Capela. After all, after Horford did not renew his contract with the Celtics and the Celtics traded Baynes to the Suns, the Celtics also encountered the center position.
The discussion between the Rockets and the Green Army only existed in the mouth of the media before, and there has been no more formal contact.
Capela averaged 16 12 per game last season. If only from the perspective of the regular season, Capela has reached the quasi-All-Star level.
But in the playoffs, Capela’s average dropped to 9 10. In the Western Conference semifinals, the Warriors carried out targeted defenses against Capela’s characteristics, so that Capela had a hard time getting cakes throughout the series.
The key is that when Capela can’t get the pie, it often causes the Rockets to make mistakes.
Recently, Meiji A. Sherrod Blakely reported that the Celtics are currently paying attention to Thunder player Adams.
It’s hard to say that Adams is more valuable than Capela. After all, Capela’s salary next season is only around 1,600. Adams averaged 13 9 per game last season, but next season’s salary is as high as 25 million. The price/performance ratio is far inferior to Capela.
Although Capela has many problems, Adams is also a loophole center. On the defensive end, his speed and lateral movement obviously cannot keep up with the attacker’s footsteps; on the offensive end, Adams still has no shooting and low post ability.