Clint Capela faces a major season ahead, now more than ever forced to prove himself yet again after the Houston Rockets didn’t extend an offer to extend his rookie contract, which will make a good all-around performance imperative for the Swiss international if he is to shoot for big money in the offseason.

The 23-year-old is a lob-catching, floor-running, strong-finishing machine, who was proven himself valuable to an up-tempo offense that knows only one speed under Mike D’Antoni, and that is full throttle.

Yet Capela will have to make the most of this season to set himself for a successful future, whether it’s with the Rockets or another team.