2698472, Coke Zero Clint Capela with potential to be Diet Coke Clint Capela.|
Posted by Frank Longo, Mon Jun-10-19 02:42 PM
I don't love that right now he's not really good at much. For a guy with his height, wingspan, and relative athleticism, he's not a good rebounder and a very blah defender. He works hard, but it's hard to tell whether his decision making on both ends is due to lack of experience of lack of basketball IQ.
He shows the potential in flashes, but right now he's a big who can't shoot, can't rebound well, and can't defend consistently. He'll spend a *lot* of time in the G-League. Either he could be that next Capela, or he could be a guy who we say "who?" about in five years. That's a tough gamble for people thinking lotto for him. I'd pick him in the post-lotto mid-first, and I'd pray that he goes to a team with a rep for good player development.