New Hawks center Clint Capela aspires to make his debut for Atlanta following the All-Star break, according to The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner (Twitter link). Capela was acquired from Houston in an epic four-team deal last week.
Capela and Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk spoke with reporters ahead of the team’s tilt tonight against another Eastern Conference bottom-feeder, the 17-36 Knicks, tonight, as Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal Constitution documents (Twitter link).
The 6’10” Swiss center has been sidelined by plantar fasciitis in his right heel. Capela has not played since January 29. The Hawks’ first game after the break is a February 20 contest against the Heat. The 14-39 Hawks are currently the No. 14 seed in the Eastern Conference. Capela, 25, is averaging 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.