Player Profile

Clint Capela

Clint Capela

Atlanta Hawks Center

Nationality :Swiss
Date Of Birth :May 18, 1994
Height :6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight :256 lb (116 kg)

ABC: A Brief Biography

On May 18, 1994, Clint Charles N’Dumba Capela was born in Geneva, Switzerland to his mother Philomene.

His mother was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while his father was born in Angola.

His parents split up a few months after his birth, leaving his mother to raise him and his brother by herself.

Clint spent some time as a foster child. He was always into sports as a kid, especially soccer.

Because of his consistently good height, Clint chose basketball at his brother’s advice.

His interest in basketball increased after he met Thabo Sefolosha, and he decided to pursue it.

He began competing for Switzerland at the European Junior Championships at the age of 15.

Capela also joined the French INSEP training facility in Chalon-sur-Saone.

Height of ABC, Weight, and Body Stats

Speaking of his appearance, at 2.13 meters tall and 256 pounds, he is in good physical shape.

How much does ABC Earn? Net Worth

Capela’s estimated net worth is $10 million as of 2023.

After spending so much time in the NBA, he has amassed a sizable fortune.

Clint committed to a $2.43 million, two-year deal with Houston on November 1, 2015, and on November 2, 2015, his $1.3 million, 2016–2017 option was exercised.

Houston renewed his contract for $2.33 million with an option for 2017–2018 on October 26.

On February 5, 2020, the Rockets traded Clint to Atlanta, and on September 1, 2021, he agreed to a 2-year, $45.44 million contract extension with them.

In 2022–2023, Capela is anticipated to make a base salary of over $18 million.

ABC plays for Atlanta Hawks (Southeast NBA Team)

Clint joined the LNB Pro A team, the senior Elan Chalon team, in 2012.

He participated in the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit as a member of the World Team and announced his entry into the 2014 NBA Draft the following month.

He won the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season’s awards for Best Young Player and Most Improved Player in May 2014 thanks to his superb ball-handling abilities.

Journey With Houston Rockets

On June 26, 2014, the Houston Rockets selected Capela with the 25th overall pick in the NBA Draft. He joined the Rockets a month later.

On March 30, 2015, he made his NBA debut against the Raptors in a 99-96 loss, recording eight points and nine rebounds.

He had his best game for the Rockets on April 13 when they defeated the Charlotte Hornets with 10 points and 5 rebounds.

Capela served in a variety of roles for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League during his first season.

In the postseason, he stepped up to replace the hurt Donatas Motiejnas.

Clint played in more postseason games in 2014–15 than in regular season games, and he averaged 3.4 points in 7.5 minutes per postseason game.

Rising Star

Capela’s first double-double of his career came on November 6, 2015, when he started a 116-110 victory over the Sacramento Kings and recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds.

On November 29, he recorded his third double-double in as many games, scoring a career-high 18 points in overtime against the New York Knicks.

Clint took part in the rising stars challenge for the international team during the 2016 NBA all-star weekend.

Capela set a career-high on April 13 against Sacramento for the Rockets, when he grabbed 17 rebounds.

On November 19, 2016, Clint outscored the Utah Jazz 111-102 to set a career-high.

He set a new career high in the same month on November 27 against the Portland Trail Blazers with 21 points.

On December 19, 2016, he was diagnosed with a broken fibula and required six weeks of recovery.

Capela made his court debut on January 17, 2017, against the Miami Heat, after missing the previous 15 contests. Clint got things going but after nine minutes the game was scoreless.

Setting Records

Clint had 22 points and 17 rebounds in a victory over the Kings on October 18, 2017, tying a career-high.

He scored a career-high 28 points in a 130-123 victory over the Pelicans on December 11, 2017. By Christmas, Capela led the NBA in both field goal percentage and double-doubles with 16 in 28 games.

On February 9, 2018, he had his first career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds when he scored 23 points and pulled down a career-high 25 rebounds in a 130-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Clint was the youngest Rocket to have at least 23 points and 25 rebounds in a game after Hakeem Olajuwon’s 30 points and 25 rebounds against the Knicks on February 14, 1985.

In the voting for the NBA Most Improved Player Award, Capela, who averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.85 blocks per game in 2017–18, came in second place.

Similar to this, Clint finished second in rebounding and blocks while ranking first in the league for field goal percentage (.652).

Free Agent & Injury

On July 27, 2018, Clint agreed to a five-year, $90 million contract with the Rockets. After the 2017–2018 seasons were over, he was also granted restricted free agency.

Additionally, Capela recorded his sixth straight double-double on November 5 in a 98-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers, tying a career-high with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

He surpassed his previous career high of 31 points on January 7 in a 125-113 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Due to a right thumb injury, he sustained the previous night against the Magic, he was forced to miss four to six weeks of action in the same month.

Clint made his comeback against the Lakers on February 21 after missing 15 games. In March 2019, he had a 12-game streak with at least ten rebounds, a career-high.

Recent Career

On February 5, 2020, Houston dealt Capela and Nenê to Atlanta in exchange for Robert Covington and Jordan Bell in a four-team, 12-player deal.

On December 28, 2020, Clint played in his first game for the Hawks, a 128-120 victory over the Detroit Pistons in which he collected seven points, nine rebounds, and two blocks.

With 13 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 blocks against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 22, 2021, Capela recorded his first triple-double.

The Hawks lost the Conference Finals in six games after he assisted them in getting there.

On December 31, 2021, he defeated the Cavaliers 121-118 while recording a season-high 23 rebounds and a second-place 18 points.

Recent Career

Capela recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds in his team’s loss to the Heat on February 28, 2023.

Capela set a new record for the most consecutive double-doubles on March 8. He played 35 minutes against the Wizards for his team and recorded 13 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks.

National Team Career

In August 2013, Capela made his debut for the Swiss national basketball team during the FIBA EuroBasket 2015 qualification rounds.

NBA Trophies & Titles

  • NBA rebounding leader (2021)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2015)
  • Pro A Rising Star (2014)
  • Pro A Most Improved Player (2014)

Personal Life

Despite being a successful and well-known basketball player, Clint Capela seems to live a private life.

The 29-year-old basketball player is currently single and has not been connected to any extramarital relationships.

Despite having had a difficult upbringing, he appears to be more concerned with advancing his career than engaging in relationships or controversies.