Capela could close the door of the Celtics to Anthony Davis

According to Steve Kyler (Basketball Insider) the Celtics have contacted Rockets to acquire the pivot. Ainge also works on the renovation of Horford and Rozier.


The Celtics will be looking for this summer to reconfigure a project that has not made the cut as expected. At this time, the Boston franchise is in no man's land: his farewell to the season with the blunt 4-1 of the Bucks in semifinals of the playoffs was the straw that broke the cup. One that began to fill with the ups and downs of the team during the course and the discord generated after the various statements of Kyrie Irving, either talking about the inexperience or lack of desire of their peers, or generating tremendous uncertainty about their future in the team.

All these factors make the project of the Celtics float in a sea of doubts. However Danny Ainge, president of the franchise, begins to sketch the main lines for the next year and one of them could be the arrival of Clint Capela , as Steve Kyler of Basketball Insider says. According to the reporter, the Massachusetts block has already contacted Houston Rockets to acquire the Swiss pivot.

After the elimination of the Texan team in the semifinals of Conference against the Warriors, his general manager Daryl Morey went to work for drastically improve his team, being willing to listen to offers for all the players of his staff except James Harden. It seems that one of them comes from Boston, although the operation could only be done via exchange, since Capela signed its first contract extension last summer for the next five years (four today) .

If the transfer finally takes place , the Celtics would strengthen the young nucleus. The 25-year-old center would join players like Jaylen Brown (22) and Jayson Tatum (21). The only question is whether the name of Kyrie or, by contract, of another elite reinforcement that the team seeks to supply their march would enter this trio. On the other hand, this outcome could close the door to a possible arrival of Anthony Davis. The Pelicans player interested the Celtics but if the exchange for Capela, they would have to do without Al Horford, something unlikely after the statements of the general manager of the team Danny Ainge.

The Celtics seek to renew Horford and Rozier

"It is one of our priorities in the list ", recognized Ainge, according to John Karalis of MassLive, regarding the renewal of the Dominican Al Horford. The 32-year-old center is one of the most complete interiors in the league and has plenty of experience. It has a player option of 30.1 million dollars for the next year, but if there is something that could benefit both the franchise and the player, it is a restructuring of the contract. One that lowers the player's chip but that assures him several more years in Boston.

On the other hand, the Celtics intend to keep Terry Rozier III as Steve Kyler assures. The base, who ends the contract on June 30, has shown his dissatisfaction with the lack of minutes but the possible march of Irving could open a door on the roster of Boston. General manager Danny Ainge has already contacted the player to reach a renewal agreement, according to the Basketball Insider journalist.



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