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  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    According to Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlantic Journal Constitution, Clint Capela had been progressing towards participating in half-court workouts prior to the season being suspended.

    There was some uncertainty surrounding Capela's potential return this season, but now he will have a much better shot at getting a few games below his belt before the conclusion of the season. If Capela does indeed find himself on the court for a few games, we'd have to imagine that he will be on a strict minutes limit as Lloyd Pierce alluded to last month.

    Source: Atlantic Journal Constitution

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Lloyd Pierce recently gave his team his thoughts on next season, and he emphasized that they are a playoff team and that preparation for that has to start now.

    The team meeting came on the heels of an odd sequence of events for the Hawks as they followed two of their best wins of the season with one of their worst losses, a listless 39-point blowout at home to the short-handed Grizzlies. The Hawks have yet to win three games in a row this season but Pierce believes in the Hawks’ young core that will be back next season. The addition of Clint Capela could only help and we will be waiting for the big man to make his debut before the end of the year.

    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Lloyd Pierce emphasized that if Clint Capela (right heel, plantar fasciitis) returns this season, he'll be playing under a minutes restriction.

    In other words, Capela won't be playing a typical workload until next season. With the Hawks announcing yesterday that the big man would miss another two weeks at minimum, it's probably time to make the tough call about dropping Capela if you're scrapping for a playoff spot or don't have an IR spot. The Hawks have no incentive to play Capela until he's fully healthy again, and his blocks and rebound numbers won't be close to their usual selves if he's limited upon returning. Bruno Fernando and Damian Jones will continue to split the center minutes for the foreseeable future, though Dewayne Dedmon is the only viable standard-league option here — he just needs to get healthy himself.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion, plantar fasciitis) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Capela has been out since late January and Bruno Fernando has seen regular minutes. While Capela has been progressing, it's worth wondering how much of the regular season will be left if he is able to return. He averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks before being traded away by the Rockets.

    Source: Sarah Spencer on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion, plantar fasciitis) was spotted doing some on-court work on Monday and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

    Capela has been out since early January and the Hawks don't have anything to play for, so they've taken it very easy on their new acquisition. Center is a major weak spot for Atlanta and they'd probably like to get some reps in with all of their core players together so we're going to avoid a full shutdown scenario here, but Capela does figure to be under some restrictions after he returns. Hopefully there's good news on Wednesday. Bruno Fernando and Damian Jones will hold down the fort in the interim.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones (flu-like symptoms) is questionable to play in Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    There appears to be a sickness going around the Hawks locker room as Trae Young has also been sick recently. With Clint Capela (heel) and Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) both ruled out for a few games, Bruno Fernando is in line for a huge opportunity. Jones would see minutes off the bench if he was able to play but is well off the fantasy radar. Fernando should be added to watch-lists in standard leagues while he may have streaming appeal in 14-team leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel) has progressed in his rehab but is still at least two weeks away from a return, according to Coach Lloyd Pierce.

    Capela, who has missed the last 12 games, has begun running and movement drills in practice. Pierce stated Capela would most likely miss "15 (games) or less" coming out of the All-Star break. John Collins will continue to be the beneficiary of Capela's absence for at least another two weeks.

    Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins racked up two steals and three blocks to add a jolt to an otherwise quiet 12 points and seven rebounds on Thursday night.

    Collins has been a huge asset on a per-game basis and as long as Clint Capela is out, he is going to be an elite option. Right now, Dewayne Dedmon is starting at center for the Hawks and isn't providing much, going scoreless with eight boards in 20 minutes. We'll see how the rotation shakes out when Capela is healthy, but it shouldn't affect Collins too much because of his ability to stretch the floor.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Earlier today Lloyd Pierce said that Capela would be out "weeks" so this just gives a slightly better timeline for us to work with. It sounds like the Hawks will take it easy on a player that they view as a long-term contributor, and this update gives Dewayne Dedmon at least two more weeks of fantasy viability.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will be out for "weeks" according to Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce.

    The Hawks have little incentive to rush Capela and Dewayne Dedmon should see steady minutes while he is sidelined. Still, this is a longer absence than most observers would have expected. Capela is a double-double machine when healthy, but hopefully your league has an injured reserve spot if you own him.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Capela hasn't yet made his debut for the Hawks. He averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game before the Rockets traded him away. Dewayne Dedmon should continue to start in his absence.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

    Capela doesn't have a specific target date as he continues to fight the heel issue. With Capela out, Dewayne Dedmon will continue to absorb the bulk of minutes at C with Damian Jones backing him up. Over his past four games, Dedmon has averaged 8.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 3.8 blocks and 1.0 trey in 28.3 minutes per game.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon will start in Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, forcing Damian Jones back to the second unit.

    Dedmon has once again become standard league fantasy relevant since re-joining the Hawks. Dedmon should continue to be streamed for as long as Clint Capela (foot) remains out. The situation will get murky when Capela returns to action but it should not be assumed that Capela returns the first game out of the break, although it is possible.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right calcaneus contusion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Knicks.

    This should come as no surprise knowing Capela was ruled out until after the All-Star break when playing for the Rockets. Dewayne Dedmon and John Collins will handle the center minutes until Capela is able to play,

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela is listed as out ahead of Friday's game vs. the Celtics due to the recent trade.

    Capela is slotted to start at center when he makes his debut for the Hawks. Trae Young will likely enjoy having another quality rim-runner to play alongside. Capela could see his fantasy value increase with the recent move.

    Source: NBA Injury Report