Who is Clint Capela?
Clint Capela is a famous name in the basketball and sports industry. He is a professional basketball player. Furthermore, he plays for the team Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Clint N’Dumba Capela was born on the 18th of May, 1994 in the second-most-populous city of Switzerland, known as Geneva. There is no information about his parent’s name, but they are originally from Angola and Congo.
Clint stands to 6 feet and 10 inches tall. Furthermore, his listed weight is 109 kg (240 lb). He is of Swiss nationality and is African by ethnicity. Clint’s star sign is Taurus and his birthstone is Emerald.
We do not know much about his primary education. However, he attended INSEP, a training institute for elite athletes.
Clint has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. His Instagram id is @ccapela15. He has 316k + followers on Instagram. Furthermore, Clint’s Twitter id is @CapelaClint. He has 85.2k + followers on Twitter. His twitter bio says “Houston Rockets, Instagram: @ccapela 15.” He is very active on social media.
The Career of Clint Capela
During Clint’s early Career, he played for the French team named Elan Chalon in the basketball league of France, the LNB Pro A. He played a total of 7 games for the league in the 2012-13 season with 8.0 minutes per game and 3.0 rebounds per game. He then announced he would enter the 2014 NBA draft. The Team Houston Rockets selected Clint in the 2014 MLB draft on the 26th of June. He signed a contract with the team one month later. For the team, the Houston Rockets, he wears the jersey number 15.
In the regular 2014-15 season, Clint played a total of 12 games for the Houston Rockets with 7.5 minutes per game and 3.0 rebounds per game. Furthermore, he played a total of 77 games which is his highest game played with the team in the 2015-16 season. He started only 35 of the total 77 he played and had 19.1 minutes per game on average. Furthermore, he had 6.4 rebounds per game as well.
More about Clint’s Basketball Career
In the 2016-17 season, Clint played a total of 57 games and started 51 of the games he played. He recorded 23.6 minutes per game with 8.1 rebounds per game. Furthermore, he played a total fo 74 games and started all of the games in the 2017-18 season. This is the highest game he started in his career.
He had 27.5 minutes per game with 10.8 rebounds per game. In the 2018-19 season, Clint played a total of 67 games for the Houston Rockets. He started all of the 67 games. He had 33.6 minutes per game, which is the highest of all seasons he played with the team. Furthermore, Clint recorded 12.7 rebounds per game in this season, which is his highest rebound per game out of all the seasons he has played.
Clint then became a restricted free agent and signed an extension contract with the rockest of 5 years duration and $90 million worth. Rockets traded him to the Atlanta Hawks in early February of 2020 along with Nene. Furthermore, Clint has also represented his country in international matches. He was a part of the Swiss National Team for the FIBA EuroBasket 2015 qualification round.
Clint is a very talented player with a lot of potentials to improve further. He has received several awards due to his excellent basketball skills. He was named Pro A Most Improved player in 2014. In the same year, Clint became the Pro A Rising Star. In 2015, Clint became the NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team as well.
While playing, injuries often occur. Clint has also suffered several injuries during his entire career. In the 2016 season, Clint had a broken fibula on December 19 and could not play for a total of six weeks. Similarly, on the 14th of January, he had a right thumb injury, which stopped him from playing for a month as he missed 15 games. In the 2019 season, Clint injured his right shoulder while playing for the national team.
Net Worth of Clint Capela
The net Worth of Clint is around $100,000 and $1 million. His salary is hence around 15.52 USD in 2018 alone. Furthermore, he earns money through his contracts as well as brand endorsement deals. He has a property in Geneva and details of the vehicles he owns are still not known. Clint hence earns around $18m in the 2019-20 season and $19 million in the 2021-22 season. He is one of the best-paid players in the basketball industry.