Clint Capela and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a two-year contract extension.


Clint Capela and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a two-year contract extension.

Clint Capela, the Atlanta Hawks’ center, has agreed to a two-year contract extension that would keep him with the team until the 2024-25 season.

Capela’s two-year agreement is worth $42 million, league sources told ESPN, The Athletic, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. Incentives, according to the publications, may take the deal up to $46 million.

Capela’s current contract has two years left on it, and he will now make $82 million over the next four seasons with the Hawks.

Capela, who is 27 years old, was instrumental in the Hawks’ march to the Eastern Conference Finals last season. During the regular season, he averaged 15.2 points and 14.3 rebounds, and he excelled in postseason series victories against the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers.

Capela was also instrumental in the Hawks’ defense improving in the 2020-21 season, finishing with a 4.98 defensive real plus-minus, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert — last year’s NBA Defensive Player of the Year – finished ahead of him in that category.

Capela was traded to the Hawks from the Houston Rockets in 2020. He spent the first six seasons of his NBA career with Houston.

Capela has averaged 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in 397 career games (337 starts) with the Rockets and Hawks.

Capela joined All-Star guard Trae Young and power forward John Collins as the third Hawks starter to sign an extension this summer.

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