LAS VEGAS — While the Rockets’ negotiations with center Clint Capela remain a stalemate, their offer has been much closer to Capela’s demands than had been described in recent days.
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The Rockets on July 1 offered $85 million over five years, with the contract potentially reaching $90 million with incentives, two individuals with knowledge of the offer said Tuesday.
That offer would be much larger than deals given other centers this offseason but falls short of the contracts received by Rudy Gobert (four years, $102 million) and Steven Adams (four years, $100 million) in 2016, when the NBA cap spike sent contracts for free agents that summer skyrocketing.
Capela’s representatives have sought a deal similar to those contracts, persons with knowledge of the negotiations said.