Hawks' Clint Capela Gets Big Money Extension


Clint Capela will be an Atlanta Hawk until 2025. The center has agreed to a two-year extension worth $46 million dollars. 

The 27-year-old Capela still has two years left on his current deal that pays him a total of $36 million. The new deal will kick in after that, and run through the 2024-25 season. 

Capela came over to the Hawks in 2020 after spending his first six seasons in Houston. As noted by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Capela has played a big role in Atlanta's breakthrough season in '20-'21, finishing 2nd only to Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert in "defensive real plus-minus". Capela led the league in rebounds, at 14.3 per game, and registered 2 blocked shots per game.

On offense, he provided a reliable target at the rim for Trae Young, averaging 15.2 PPG, and shooting 59% from the floor.

The Hawks have now locked up their three main core pieces for several years, as Trae Young and John Collins also signed big extensions this offseason. 

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