4 Free Agents in the Playoffs the Atlanta Hawks Should Target

SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 11: Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on April 11, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 11: Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on April 11, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 23: Clint Capela
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 23: Clint Capela /

Clint Capela, Center, Houston Rockets

Being serious, Capela is one of the better fits for the Atlanta Hawks in this current free agent class. He is a rim running center that catches lobs and is a tenacious rebounder. He has shown the ability to compete with some of the elite centers in today’s game with 24 and 12 and 26 and 15 in games 1 and 5 against Minnesota and Karl Anthony Towns.

Then in their second round matchup against Utah, Capela outplayed likely Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert in game 1. Holding the Utah center to just 11 points and 9 total rebounds while Capela had 16 and 12 and total command of the paint.

Capela is an interesting fit with John Collins but if John develops the jumper that was tested throughout his rookie season the Hawks could be set in their frontcourt for years to come.