Rockets center Clint Capela is doubtful to play vs. Nets with a right heel bruise.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 27, 2019
Capela is dealing with that heel injury again, though this could just be additional rest with the back-to-back set coming up on Sunday. With Russell Westbrook expected to rest on Sunday, Houston may want to have Capela ready for when the Rockets face the New Orleans Pelicans. They’ll also get Eric Gordon back in the lineup Sunday vs. the Pels, which is a good sign.
If Capela is to sit Saturday, which appears likely, we can expect Danuel House Jr. and PJ Tucker to pick up the slack in the front court. We also should see the Rockets play more small ball in that case, which could impact how you approach the Nets bigs (Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordon).