The Houston Rockets have signed first round pick Clint Capela.

The Rockets had considered keeping Capela in Europe this season in hopes of using cap space to sign Chris Bosh.

The Rockets will pay the maximum $500,000 to Capela's previous club, France Chalon, to receive his official FIBA letter of clearance. 

Under the NBA rookie scale, Capela will make $991,000 next season and $1.03 million the 2014-15 season with options for two more seasons.