The Lakers could run into a problem if they make Capela an offer because he's a restricted free agent. The Houston Rockets will have the right to match any contract presented to him.
Marc Stein of the New York Times noted the Rockets' focus this summer will be retaining Capela and Chris Paul. The latter agreed to a four-year extension worth $160 million at the start of free agency, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Capela is coming off his most productive NBA season. He averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds per contest and led the NBA with a 65.2 field-goal percentage to help the Rockets win a franchise-record 65 games.