Over the weekend, Clint Capela told reporters that he should be an NBA All-Star this season for the first time in his career.
“I think I'm an All-Star,” Clint Capela said, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. “I think I've been playing at an All-Star level. My numbers are showing that. My team's winning. I have a great impact on that. And of course, I think that James (Harden) is the MVP.”
Entering Monday, Clint Capela was averaging 17.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting an efficient 63.6 percent from the field. Of course, most of Capela's baskets are delivered by reigning MVP James Harden, who collapses the paint and throws perfect lob passes to Capela at the rim.
However, just because Capela is heavily dependent on Harden, doesn't mean that he should be judged any differently. Capela is still putting up a double-double, a feat only a few players in the league are doing right now, and he's available for his team. The big man hasn't missed a game all season yet.
We'll see if the media and players decide to vote Capela into the All-Star game this year.