HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets picked power forward Clint Capela with the 25th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night.
The 6-foot-10 Capela averaged 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last year playing for Elan Chalon in France.
Capela, who turned 20 years old in May, is expected to remain overseas next season. That should help the Rockets save some money as they try to clear cap room to make a run at LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Rockets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction Can the Rockets slow down the red-hot Trail Blazers when the two teams meet in Portland tonight at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Clippers vs. Suns Prediction Will the Suns cover as a home underdog tonight when they host the Clippers at 10:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Bulls Prediction Are the Cavs a bad bet to cover against the Bulls tonight at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Lakers vs. Timberwolves Prediction Will tonight's Lakers and Timberwolves matchup be high-scoring for bettors at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Nets vs. Pistons Prediction Even though the Pistons are in a current funk, will they cover as a home favorite versus the Nets tonight at 7:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages