Hawks’ Clint Capela, Skal Labissiere out at least two more weeks

Photo: Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk (far left) poses alongside Skal Labissiere, Clint Capela and Dewayne Dedmon

The Atlanta Hawks announced that recently acquired big men Clint Capela and Skal Labissiere will remain out and be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Capela has begun participating in modified shooting while continuing non-impact conditioning and strength work as part of his rehabilitation.

Labissiere continues to rehabilitate and has started modified shooting routines along with non-impact conditioning and strength work.

Head coach Lloyd Pierce said that both players are still “weeks” away from playing.

Capela missed the last seven games before the All-Star break, as he continues to deal with plantar fasciitis in his right heel.

Labissiere has been out since Dec. 28 with a left knee injury.

The Hawks are 15-41 and in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, so the team likely won’t rush either player back.

However, they might want to see how both players fit with the team’s young core in game action.