Houston Rockets center Clint Capela has been nominated for a prestigious seasonal award for the first time in his career. He has an excellent chance to win the Most Improved Player honors and here’s why that’s the case. Let’s take a look.
The Houston Rockets have put together a heck of a historical season along with individual accolades that indicate that every part of this team is whole. If one really thinks about it, there’s not one position on this team where there isn’t tremendous depth.
Of course, there are guys that you can get that may be better than what the team currently has but chemistry is important. This group of gentlemen definitely are in-sync with each other and that’s a good thing to witness.
We only need to rewind back to the 2015-16 season, where the Houston Rockets were 41-41 and accidentally backed their way into the playoffs, only to fall 4-1 to the Golden State Warriors in embarrassing fashion in the first round. Dwight Howard and James Harden were feuding, lines were drawn across in the sand of what we call the Houston Rockets locker room and the team had no stability at the head coaching position.
All of that was fixed in the following season with the addition of Mike D’Antoni and his staff as well as the jettisoning of Howard from the team. Although their was a tremendous amount of workload on Harden, this team proved it could win with him being at the helm of player leadership.