According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks and Clint Capela have agreed on a two-year contract extension worth $46 million. This puts Capela under contract through the 2024-2025 season. Finishing sixth last year in defensive player of the year voting, Capela was a major factor in the Hawks’ incredible run to the Eastern Conference Finals. Not only did he help shore up a defense that improved from one of the worst in NBA history the year before to league average, but he also provided energy on the offensive end as he led the league in offensive rebounds.
How this impacts future roster moves such as trades and extensions for other players is yet to be seen, but for now, Hawks fans can rest assured that the defensive end of the court will continue to be anchored by one of the best big men in the NBA for years to come. Now all eyes will be on Kevin Huerter and his potential extension, which must be agreed on before the season’s first game.