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Clint Capela Helps Stabilize Grizzlies' Center Position with Steven Adams Out


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+1 player ($20.6m),
Cap Impact + $4.9M

+2  Wins

-5.83  MPG

+3.99  Off.

+1.72  Def.

Trade Breakdown:

Grizzlies get:

  • Clint Capela

Hawks get:

  • Brandon Clarke

  • Jake LaRavia

  • 2024 first-round pick (Lottery Protected)

Just days before the season began, the Grizzlies announced that starting center Steven Adams would miss the entire 2023-24 campaign to have surgery on the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. With Adams sidelined and Ja Morant still suspended, they're off to a 0-4 start to the season.

The Grizzlies signed Bismack Biyombo to replace Adams, but that won't be enough to turn their season around. They need to find a new starting center who can keep them in the playoff hunt until Morant can return.

Capela could become available, especially after the Hawks gave backup center Onyeka Okongwu a four-year, $62 million extension that will kick in next season.

Capela, 29, is averaging a double-double for seventh straight year with 10.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game thus far this season. He's a strong rebounder who can protected the rim much like Adams, with both players primarily feeding off pick-and-roll heavy point guards who find them cutting to the basket.

Clarke is currently sidelined with an Achilles injury, although he'd be a good long-term addition to the Hawks frontcourt. LaRavia was the No. 19 overall pick in the 2022 draft, and Atlanta picks up an additional first-round selection to use or dangle as trade bait in future deals.

Credit: BleacherReport