Report: Hawks continue to pursue a trade for $22 million veteran

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The Hawks are expected to be one of the busiest teams in the NBA this summer, and it all begins next Wednesday with the No. 1 overall pick.

NBA personnel is expecting Atlanta to choose between Donovan Clingan and Zaccharie Risacher as the club still remains unable to get Alex Sarr in for a workout.

The draft isn’t the only notable domino, though. The Hawks are also expected to trade one of Dejounte Murray or Trae Young, which will be the biggest decision of the offseason, but those two are hardly the only players that could potentially be dealt.

The Hawks are expected to field trade offers on De’Andre Hunter and Clint Capela, the latter of which already has several suitors in the Grizzlies, Pelicans, Wizards and Bulls.

Capela is entering the final year of a deal that is set to pay him $22 million in the upcoming campaign, and the Hawks are still reportedly pursuing deals, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports.

“Atlanta, sources said, continues to pursue deals for veteran center Clint Capela, who’s entering the final year of a contract that still owes the 30-year-old rim protector $22 million,” Fischer writes.

The Hawks need a significant shake-up of their roster, and the veteran center isn’t apart of that vision. He contributed in a major way when Atlanta went on an Eastern Conference Finals run, but the complexion of the roster and offseason outlook have made Capela expendable.

Given his expiring contract and valuable presence rebounding and on defense, there should be a robust market for Clint Capela.

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