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Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (foot) has been cleared to begin doing 5-on-5 workouts. The Hawks are expected to begin group workouts in the end of September, so Capela should be taking part in that. He was traded to Atlanta mid-season, but has not played a game for them yet due to a plantar fasciitis issue. He is fully expected to be ready for the 2020-2021 season. It'll be interesting to see what kind of fantasy value he produces alongside John Collins.
Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins is hopeful that he can sign a rookie-scale contract extension with Atlanta this offseason. I would love it. I would love to stay in Atlanta, I would love to be here, so I feel great about it. Were in good hopes and good spirits with everything right now. Nothings really come up as of yet," Collins said. Collins is coming off a monster season in 2019-2020 and is still getting better. The Hawks acquired center Clint Capela mid-season, so it'll be interesting to see how the two of them play together. Collins is going to be someone targeted in the top of most draft boards next season.
Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter has officially decided to call it a career after 22 seasons in the NBA. He won the 1999 Rookie of the Year award, made eight All-Star teams and is one of the best dunkers in the history of the game. He was unfortunately unable to win an NBA championship throughout his career. However, Carter was one of the best veteran mentors for young NBA players. He is a no-doubt Hall of Fame player and someone who inspired many throughout his time in the league.
Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins mentioned that playmaking is the most important factor for the evolution of his basketball career. "But I feel like playmaking [is the key] not only to create shots for myself but to create shots for others," said Collins. He believes that his versatility will help him co-exist with new teammate center Clint Capela. Collins is expected to play more power forward with Capela taking over the center spot. His fantasy value shouldn't take a hit, but it could actually get better, assuming Collins improves his playmaking ability.
Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (heel) was making progress and actually began half-court workouts before the NBA was suspended on March 11. He was reportedly still feeling soreness on March 7, but often times rest is the best way to help with plantar fasciitis. It's unclear when the NBA is going to return, but Capela could take the court for a few games if they decide to continue with the regular season. However, he'll likely be heavily restricted, so he won't be able to help much in fantasy hoops this season.