If a Woj Bomb hits Clint Capela this weekend, it’s unlikely to feature the Celtics, as s league source has told the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy that the Celtics have been unable to generate momentum in landing the Houston center via trade.
Celtics don't have much momentum in landing Clint Capela via some sort of trade (for example, as the third team in a Philly-Houston deal). League source on whether Celtics are close: "No." Are they still trying? "No."— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) June 29, 2019
Murphy’s report comes on the heels of a report that suggested that the Celtics were looking to be the third team in a potential sign-and-trade scenario involving the Rockets and 76ers. That trade, which is believed to center around sending Jimmy Butler to Houston, would by all means open the door for a Capela-to-Boston deal to be made without an issue.
But if what Murphy is saying is true, that lack of momentum has by all means taken the Celtics out of the running for the 25-year-old center, as the league source suggested that the C’s were done trying to make a deal work.
The 6-foot-10 Capela, while not an optimal fit for the C’s system given his lack of range, averaged a career-high 16.6 points and 12.7 rebounds per game in 67 games for the Rockets last season.