The Hawks might finally be getting some help from their mash unit.
For tomorrow’s game at Phoenix:
Onyeka Okongwu (inflammation, sesamoid bone, left foot) is probable.
Clint Capela (right hand soreness) is questionable.
Rajon Rondo (right knee injury maintenance) is questionable.
Dunn, Bogdanovic, Gallinari are out.
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) January 13, 2021
Of course, Capela being questionable is not good. Because if he’s out, Okongwu may have to be stretched out a little more than the team is comfortable with. The center has yet to play for the Hawks after being selected 6th overall in the 2020 NBA draft out of USC. His presence on the defensive end could be difference-making for the Hawks. His motor is unparalleled in his draft class. Okongwu might not be some offensive prodigy, but we know that we will get Big O’s everything every minute he’s on the floor.