Sources: Capela, Rockets in contract dispute

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Sources: Capela, Rockets in contract dispute
July 11, 2014, 9:45 pm
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LAS VEGAS -- The Houston Rockets and their 2014 NBA first round draft pick Clint Capela are in a contract dispute following the team’s failed attempt to lure Chris Bosh from Miami, league sources informed

According to one source, for cap space, the Rockets requested that Capela spend another season in France, believing they would land Bosh in free agency. Capela’s representatives were strongly against that idea and that still stands. Friction amongst the two sides is ongoing, sources say.

There’s a $500,000 buyout to free the 6-11 forward from his French team. The Rockets and Capela’s representatives are also wrangling on who and how much each party should pay towards the buyout. Negotiations are currently at a minor impasse but sides are expected to reconvene talks in the next couple of days, we’re told.

Capela, 20, was selected with the team’s 25th overall pick.