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Capela, Labissiere out at least 2 more weeks for Hawks

Field Level Media
20 Feb 2020, 10:05 GMT+10

The Atlanta Hawks have yet to get any production from perhaps the two biggest names they acquired before the trade deadline, and it appears they won't be getting any until the final 20 games of the season at the earliest.

The club on Wednesday announced center Clint Capela and forward/center Skal Labissiere have begun participating in modified shooting drills and non-impact conditioning while rehabbing from injuries.

Both will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the team's news release stated.

Capela is dealing with a right calcaneus contusion and plantar fasciitis in his foot while Labissiere is rehabbing a left knee injury. Both players were obtained near the trade deadline earlier this month, and neither has played a game for the Hawks.

The Hawks acquired Capela and fellow big man Nene from Houston as part of a four-team deal on Feb. 5. Capela has not played since Jan. 29. Atlanta obtained Labissiere and cash from Portland a day later in exchange for a second-round pick in 2024.

Labissiere, 23, averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 33 games (one start) for the Blazers this season.

Capella, 25, posted 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game for the Rockets this season, starting in all 39 games he played.

The Hawks entered Wednesday tied for the third-worst record in the NBA at 15-41.

--Field Level Media

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