Houston Rockets Player News: Centers

News: Capela had 10 points (5-6 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks in Thursday's preseason win over Toronto.
Impact: The Rockets capped Capela at 20 minutes, but he was still able to hit five of his six field goal attempts, while adding an assist and a block. The big man did commit four personal fouls, however, and he failed to get to the free throw line.
News: Capela amassed 14 points (4-9 FG, 6-10 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 27 minutes during Friday's 109-96 preseason win over the Clippers.
Impact: Capela put up his second straight double-double, ending with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Despite the addition of Russell Westbrook, Capela could be looking at yet another career year. He has been falling in drafts with the expectation his rebound numbers take a hit. While this could be the case, he is likely to see a bucket load of open looks at the rim, resulting in a possible increase in both points and efficiency.
News: Nene re-injured his chronic adductor issue and won't be able to take part in the Rockets' training camp, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Impact: The 37-year-old isn't expected to have a large role this coming season and this preseason injury seems like it could roll into the regular season. If that happens, Houston will likely look to players like Isaiah Hartenstein and Gary Clark for end-of-the bench minutes at center.