NBA: Atlanta Hawks Clint Capela Trade Deal Inevitable

The Atlanta Hawks’ center, Clint Capela, is likely to move to a new team in the coming months. The Hawks want to make space for other players and give them more minutes. The 29-year-old has offers from many teams, such as the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Hawks are the second team Clint has played for; he was a part of the Rockets’ squad till the 2019-20 season. Will we see him playing for a third team now?

Clint signed a two-year-long extension with the Hawks worth $45.4M in September 2021. After making $20.6M this season, he is set to earn $22.3M in the 2024-25 and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2025. It looks like the Hawks have found the replacement they have been looking for, and now they want to try him. Here is all the information you need about the future of Clint Capela with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Haws are likely to send Clint Capela away

Why would the Hawks trade-off Clint Capela?

The Hawks want to give more time on the court to Onyeka Okongwu and other players like Saddiq Bev, AJ Griffin and Jalen Johnson. The Hawks might benefit more from the youngster than Clint, and that is what is pushing them to send him away for some assets. Experts believe that he would be a better player for them in comparison to their veteran.

The Hawks have many veteran players available in trade discussions, per @wojespn:

“Virtually everybody among their veterans, except for Trae Young, have really been part of {trade talks} for the Hawks.”

Two players who fit this criteria are Clint Capela and De’Andre Hunter.…

— Evan Sidery (@esidery) June 27, 2023

How did Clint Capela perform last season?

The Swiss international played 65 games for the Hawks last season and averaged 12 points per game. He also charted 0.9 assists and 11 rebounds per game while shooting 65.3 percent from the field. His stats are impressive, but the Hawks think that Onyeka would be more lethal.

Report: The Mavs don’t want to be done… They would still love the chance to make another trade run at Clint Capela, per Stein #MFFL

— MFFL (@Mavs_FFL) July 30, 2023

What did experts say about Clint Capela and the Hawks?

Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey said that the Hawks would like to send away Clint since it would free up space for other players. He added that playing Clint and Onyeka together would not bring the best out of the two. He concluded by saying that Oneyka would give the Hawks a higher ceiling.

Where will Capela be traded? How will the Hawks line up? We’ll keep you updated.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks Clint Capela Trade Deal Inevitable