09/23/2020, 4:03 PM
No limitations at minicamp
Capela, who never made his Hawks debut this season due to plantar fasciitis, noted that he's working to get stronger in certain leg movements to put less pressure on his heel. By the time next season rolls around, he'll have had plenty of time to fully recover and continue getting stronger and working on his game.
06/14/2020, 1:51 PM
Feels confident in health of heel
Capela noted that he won't know if he's 100 percent healthy until he goes through 5-on-5 work, which he won't be able to do in the immediate future after the Hawks weren't included among the 22 teams who will play in Orlando when the NBA season resumes in late July. In any event, Capela should head into the offseason at nearly full health or close to it, putting him on track to be ready to go for the Hawks' 2020-21 training camp. Though he never played a minute for Atlanta after being acquired from Houston in February while he was contending with plantar fasciitis, Capela can be penciled in as a starter in the frontcourt alongside John Collins.
06/09/2020, 10:23 AM
Could take part in 'excluded eight'
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the eight teams excluded from the 22-team group in Orlando are still eager to set up a mandatory summer training camp or regional fall league that would allow players to take part in some competitive action before the 2020-21 season, which would eliminate a nearly nine-month window between games for those clubs. If the NBA and players' union both come to agreement on a training camp or short-term league for those teams, Capela looks like he'll be ready to participate after having not played in a game since Jan. 29, when he was still a member of the Rockets. He was traded to the Hawks less than a week later and was sidelined with plantar fasciitis and a bone bruise in his right heel until the NBA suspended its season in mid-March, but the center looks to have nearly moved past the issue. At the very least, Capela looks like he'll be fully healthy by the time the Hawks hold a traditional training camp in advance of the 2020-21 campaign.