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Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Returns to bench
Okongwu isn't in the starting five for Tuesday's Play-In Game versus Miami.
Clint Capela will replace Okongwu in the starting lineup Tuesday after missing the previous game with a calf injury. Okongwu will likely serve as Atlanta's primary backup center, averaging 12.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 20.0 minutes across his last 10 appearances coming off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Nears double-double in start
Okongwu closed with 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 120-114 loss to the Celtics.
Okongwu got the start in Sunday's game due to Atlanta sitting its regular starters, finishing second on the team in rebounds while ending up one board short of a double-double outing. Okongwu has recorded at least 10 points and five rebounds in nine of his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Starting season finale
Okongwu will start Sunday's game at Boston, Lauren Williams of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
With the Hawks locked into the 8-seed in the East, they'll rest a handful of starters Sunday, including Clint Capela (calf). It will be Okongwu's first start since back in mid-January, when he started a string of 12 straight games. In that span, he posted 11.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 32.9 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Flashes upside again in loss
Okongwu contributed 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt), eight rebounds and two blocks across 20 minutes during Friday's 136-131 overtime loss to the 76ers.
Okongwu did enough to remain relevant in the loss, continuing to flash the upside managers would love to see more of moving forward. As for this season, it appears as though his role is unlikely to change. However, when projecting forward to next season, there is certainly a chance he will step into a larger role, especially given the Hawks' struggles. Managers will want to keep their ear to the ground regarding precisely what the team's rotation will look like, just on the off chance Okongwu manages to sneak into the starting lineup.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Big night off bench
Okongwu registered 21 points (5-5 FG, 11-12 FT), nine rebounds and three blocks over 20 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 120-118 win over the Cavaliers.
The third-year center tied his career scoring high while almost recording his first double-double since March 13. Okongwu has been a very effective weapon on the second unit for the Cavs of late, scoring in double digits in eight of the last nine games and averaging 14.4 points, 8.1 boards, 1.8 blocks, 0.9 assists and 0.8 steals in just 20.9 minutes a night while shooting 78.3 percent from the floor and 90.0 percent from the free-throw line. Clint Capela still has two more years left on his current contract after signing an extension in 2021, but Okongwu's play down the stretch might encourage the Hawks to move on from the veteran big man over the summer.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Thrives off bench in loss
Okongwu racked up 14 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and three blocks across 19 minutes during Wednesday's 125-124 loss to the Timberwolves.
Okongwu is solidified as the backup at center behind Clint Capela, but there's no question he's making the most of his limited minutes. He's grabbed at least seven rebounds in seven games in a row while scoring in double digits five times in that span. He's averaging 11.4 points, 6.6 boards and 1.4 blocks across 21.0 minutes off the bench per contest in March.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Cedes minutes to Capela
Okongwu finished Sunday's 126-118 loss to the Spurs with 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.
For the first time in four games, Okongwu saw fewer minutes than starter Clint Capela (28), but that didn't stop both centers from contributing useful fantasy lines. Capela converted seven of nine field-goal attempts and logged his second double-double in three games, while Okongwu continued what has been a nice run of productive games. While getting 20 minutes in each of the past four games, Okongwu is converting on 82.8 percent of his field goals and 93.8 percent of his free-throw tries while averaging 15.8 points, 9.0 boards and 1.3 blocks.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Dominant against Warriors
Okongwu notched 19 points (8-9 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal over 24 minutes during Friday's 127-119 victory over the Warriors.
Friday's game was a fast-paced matchup that suited Okongwu much more than Clint Capela, and Okongwu's efficient scoring and rim protection made it hard for coach Quin Snyder to take him off the floor. Okongwu is trending up at the ideal time for fantasy managers, clearing 23 or more minutes in his last three games with averages of 15.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.3 blocks.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Posts double-double off bench
Okongwu racked up 16 points (6-7 FG, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds, one block and one steal across 25 minutes during Monday's 136-115 loss to Minnesota.
On a night where most of the Hawks struggled, Okongwu thrived. He crushed the Timberwolves on the offensive glass, grabbing nine of Atlanta's misses en route to finishing with his first double-double in eight games. Though Okongwu has shown the ability to produce interesting numbers when given the majority of the minutes at center, he's typically fallen on the smaller side of a timeshare at the position with Clint Capela since Quin Snyder took over as the team's head coach. In Snyder's first eight games at the helm, Okongwu is averaging 20.1 minutes per game to Capela's 27.0.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Sneaky production Friday
Okongwu closed with four points (1-4 FG, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 19 minutes during Friday's 114-107 win over Washington.
Okongwu managed to chip in across the board Friday despite playing fewer than 20 minutes for the second time in his past three games. A change in head coach has not improved the short-term outlook for Okongwu. He is outside the top 200 over the past two weeks, leaving him as a drop candidate in standard formats. There is enough there for him to still be considered in certain builds, although it does not appear as though he will be logging more than 20 minutes very often.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Busy night at charity stripe
Okongwu racked up 15 points (4-5 FG, 7-8 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes during Saturday's 117-109 loss to the Heat.
Okongwu tied his season high with seven made free throws en route to his highest scoring outing since Feb. 3. Since the start of February (13 games), he's averaging 10.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 21.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Fills stat sheet, double-doubles
Okongwu produced 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals across 25 minutes during Friday's 136-119 victory over Cleveland.
Okongwu logged only 25 minutes Friday but played a massive role in the win over the Cavaliers, as he recorded a double-double on efficient shooting and had multiple tallies across the board. He should remain on a bench role with Clint Capela being healthy, but Okongwu is showing he might deserve some more minutes even if he's not starting. He's averaging 10.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game across 20.7 minutes in nine February appearances.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Strong numbers in 19 minutes
Okongwu closed with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist across 19 minutes during Monday's 144-138 loss to the Hornets.
Okongwu saw his usual allotment of minutes off the bench Monday and was able to turn in a solid two-way performance. Despite rarely playing more than 20 minutes on any given night, Okongwu has been a top-50 player over the past two weeks on a per-game basis in nine-category leagues. His fantasy value is predominantly tied to rebounds, blocks and efficiency and low turnovers, meaning he can be rostered in 12-team formats but isn't going to be a fit for every team.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Scores double-double off bench
Okongwu totaled 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, one block and one steal in 23 minutes during Thursday's 116-107 win over the Suns.
Okongwu produced a very well-rounded game Friday night, recording his second double-double in four contests. The center minutes distribution was split almost evenly between him and Clint Capela, which isn't always the case. The young backup center has proven multiple times that he can handle a larger role, but Capela is also playing quite well, so Atlanta seems content keeping Okongwu in his current role off the bench for now.... See More ... See Less
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