Ranking Atlanta Hawks’ top 11 trade assets heading into the offseason

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9. Clint Capela

It’s actually quite amazing (and a bit surprising) that Clint Capela is just 28 years old. But with still two years remaining on his contract, in an NBA that is quickly moving away from the big man, it’s tough to really attach a tangible value to Capela on the trade market. And I presume it’s something that the Hawks may in fact end up doing this offseason with the continued emergence of Onyeka Okongwu.

During his three years in Atlanta, Capela has been truly productive. This past season, Capela averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds on 63 percent shooting from the field. One thing of note: his minutes per game have decreased every season in Atlanta. At the very least, it’s something to keep in mind heading into the offseason.

If the Hawks wanted to trade Capela, I believe they could. He’s not a negative asset, which is a good thing for the Hawks. However, I’m not sure there’s a truly high ceiling for any team looking to make a move for Capela. He can clean up the glass on both ends of the floor and protect the rim defensively, but he does have limitations on the offensive end that make him far from a luxury trade asset.