In regards to the healing and rehab process for the plantar fasciitis and bone bruise in his heel, Atlanta Hawks F/C Clint Capela told The Athletic, “I’m feeling pretty good,” I’m going to keep doing what the medical staff is saying. I think they’ve been doing a pretty good job. I’m not 100 percent yet. It’s getting better, so I’m optimistic about it.” (The Athletic)
Capela was traded to the Hawks mid-way through the season in a multiplayer deal that sent Minnesota F Robert Covington to the Rockets. Capela was in the middle of rehabbing from his injuries sustained while playing for Houston. He admitted that there were times he pushed himself to play through the pain, which is why he hasn’t been able to heal more quickly. He told reporters that he played with a level 8 or 9 pain on a scale of 1-10 at certain times. Capela said that as of today, his range of pain now varies between a 3 and a 5, which shows major improvement from a few months ago. With the Hawks, Capela is now considered a veteran amongst a group of young players, whereas in Houston, he was a youngster amongst a group of veterans. He’ll look to claim his stake in Atlanta’s front court rotation whenever basketball resumes, although he may not carry as much fantasy value with the Hawks as he once did with the Rockets.