Atlanta Hawks: 3 most likely candidates to become the teams third star

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3. Clint Capela

Certainly not likely, but Clint Capela is still a super young, athletic, big man that has the potential to be an All-Star (even if it’s only a one-time All-Star like DeAndre Jordan). Especially now that Capela is in the Eastern Conference and on a different team for the first time in his career, it’s not impossible that he blossoms into an All-Star calibre player.

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Clint Capela is an elite-level rim protector, a really good pick-and-roll screener and is one of the best rebounders in the NBA. In the 39 games he played this season Capela averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. As I mentioned in the article about why I think Capela is a perfect fit for the Hawks, I think everything Capela provides to a basketball team is exactly what the Hawks need.

In addition to the new opportunity and Capela’s fit with the Hawks, another thing that could potentially contribute to him turning into the Hawks third star would be his relatively linear career improvement. With the exception of this current season (due to his diminished role) Capela improved drastically each and every year of his career. And it’s quite possible he could continue to grow for the Atlanta Hawks.