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17 Onyeka Okongwu PF

Atlanta Hawks

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
15%1%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPTS/GREB/GAST/GFG %
41233.50.550.0

Player Updates

January 24, 2021 07:44 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Starting vs. Bucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu will start Sunday's game against Milwaukee, Sarah Spencer of the Journal-Constitution reports.

With Clint Capela (hand) ruled out, Okongwu will make his first start in just his fourth career NBA game. The USC product saw only four minutes of action off the bench in Friday's win over the Timberwolves. Prior to that, he played 14 minutes Wednesday against Detroit, posting two points, six boards and three blocks.

January 16, 2021 01:20 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Quality line in abbreviated minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) played 14 minutes off the bench Friday in the Hawks' 116-92 loss to the Jazz, scoring four points (2-6 FG) and adding five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce said Okongwu would be capped at around 15 minutes Friday after the rookie was sidelined for the first 10 games of the season while tending to toe inflammation on his left foot, so the workload was about what could have been expected. The blowout nature of the contest may have had a hand in Okongwu getting the minutes, so Pierce's rotation will bear watching in the games to come to get a sense of how much the No. 6 overall pick might play on a more regular basis. Pierce had previously been using starting power forward John Collins to spell top center Clint Capela, so Okongwu may not necessarily inherit all the minutes at the position when Capela rests during games.

January 15, 2021 07:44 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Faces minutes restriction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu will have a 15-minute restriction against the Jazz on Friday, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Okongwu will be making his season debut Friday after dealing with inflammation in his left foot over the first several weeks of the season. However, the No. 6 pick in the NBA Draft will be limited to approximately 15 minutes in his first taste of game action Friday.

January 14, 2021 07:24 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Jazz, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

Okongwu looks like he'll be available to make his season debut after missing the first several weeks of the season due to inflammation in his left foot. The 20-year-old rookie, who was the No. 6 pick in the NBA Draft, will likely have his minutes ramped up slowly in a backup role.

January 12, 2021 07:28 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Likely to debut Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

The 20-year-old has been sidelined by inflammation in the sesamoid bone of his left foot to this point this season, but he's on track to make his professional debut Wednesday. Okongwu figures to be eased into a backup role at center given the extended absence.

January 12, 2021 11:32 AM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Could debut over weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Travis Schlenk said Tuesday that Okongwu (toe) is on track to make his Atlanta debut later in the week, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.

The No. 6 overall pick's NBA career has gotten off to a delayed start while he continues to recover from inflammation in the sesamoid bone of his left foot, an injury that he sustained while working out prior to the draft. Reading between the lines of Schlenk's comments, Okongwu can probably be ruled out for Wednesday's game in Phoenix, but the rookie big man could gain clearance to play Friday in Utah and/or Saturday in Portland. Okongwu will presumably fill a small role in Atlanta's rotation early on, likely working as the primary backup to starting center Clint Capela.

January 8, 2021 05:16 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Still out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) is out Saturday against the Hornets, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

Okongwu has yet to make his NBA debut. His next chance to do so arrives Monday against the 76ers.

January 8, 2021 01:24 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Practices Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) took part in 5-on-5 work during Friday's practice, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

The 20-year-old hasn't played yet this season due to the broken toe, but his participation in 5-on-5 work indicates he could be close to his season debut. It's unknown if Okongwu will have a chance to play Saturday at Charlotte.

January 3, 2021 05:08 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Out again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) won't play Monday against the Knicks, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

Okongwu will miss yet another game due to a broken toe. It's not yet clear when he'll return.

January 2, 2021 01:12 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) is out Saturday against the Cavaliers, Brad Rowland of Locked on Hawks reports.

The rookie continues to deal with a broken toe and it's not clear when he'll be able to debut.

December 31, 2020 05:20 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) remains out Friday against the Nets, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The rookie has yet to make his NBA debut due to a broken toe. He remains day-to-day.

December 29, 2020 05:32 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Remains out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Brooklyn, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The 20-year-old will be sidelined for the fourth straight game to begin the season. Starter Clint Capela (Achilles), Bruno Fernando and John Collins should handle the reps at center with Okongwu still unavailable.

December 27, 2020 05:16 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) won't play Monday against the Pistons.

Okongwu is slated to be re-evaluated soon as he recovers from inflammation in the sesamoid bone of his left foot, but he'll be unable to suit up against Detroit. However, fellow center Clint Capela (Achilles) is probable for the contest and could make his season debut Monday.

December 18, 2020 07:00 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: To be re-evaluated Dec. 28
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) will be re-evaluated Dec. 28.

The rookie is set to miss the first two games of the regular season, with his re-evaluation date on the Hawks' third game of the year. While he sits out, John Collins and Bruno Fernando should see the vast majority of reserve center minutes.

December 18, 2020 06:08 PM
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Goes through light practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okongwu (toe) remains limited in training camp, though he was able to participate in a light practice Friday, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. He remains out for Saturday's preseason finale against the Grizzlies.

The rookie is still working through his recovery and will be out Friday, though a debut in the first game of the regular season Wednesday against the Bulls hasn't been ruled out.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
01/24@ MILL 115-12916420013
01/22@ MINW 116-984210100
01/20vs DETW 123-11514260003
01/18vs MINW 108-970000000
01/16@ PORL 106-1120000000
01/15@ UTAL 92-11614452210
01/11vs PHIW 112-940000000
Fantasy Points By Week
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21ATL44861250.00.020.0123.00
2019-20
Total44861250.0000.0020.0123.00
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21ATL448143.5020.5020.5061.50312.0
2019-20
Total448143.5020.5020.5061.50312.0
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-8/245
Birthdate:
12/11/2000
Age:
20
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Team:
Atlanta Hawks
School:
USC
NBA Experience:
0