NBA power rankings roundup: Week 6
The Atlanta Hawks have had an up and down season and the injuries definitely do not help. The Hawks managed to get 3 wins today, however, and the team kept its record at.500 as an outcome.
To that end, here is round-up of how power rankings are dealing with Atlanta today.
NBA.com– No. 17
Due to the fact that they traded for him last February, Clint Capela wasn’t always believed of as an “addition” for the Hawks this offseason. But he never ever bet them last season due to injury and, with Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari dealing with injuries, Capela has actually been the most prominent new face on the group that’s seen the league’s biggest jump in point differential per 100 possessions. Capela has actually balanced 14.2 points and 14.5 rebounds (ranking second in rebounding portion), and in Minnesota on Friday, he recorded the league’s first points-rebounds-blocks triple-double in practically 3 years.
Capela has amounted to 22 blocks in his last 4 games, and he’s not just swatting shots from off the ball. He had a few blocks (one, 2, three) versus Detroit on Wednesday where he stopped the ball-handler and then rapidly recuperated to block his own guy after the drop-off pass. The Hawks’ eighth-ranked defense has allowed 11.4 less points per 100 ownerships with Capela on the flooring (101.4) than its enabled with him off the floor (112.8 ). That’s a remarkable differential for a starter playing mainly against the opponents’ best offensive players.
Unfortunately, all that shot-blocking gave Capela a sore hand, and he missed the Hawks’ loss in Milwaukee on Sunday, when they were outscored, 50-22, in the limited area. That was the first of 5 straight games versus groups that rank in the top 8 offensively, so it would be great if that hand heals quickly.
ESPN– No. 17
The Hawks returned on track with three wins over the groups currently ranked last in each conference– 2 over Minnesota and one overtime triumph over Detroit– and Sunday’s loss to Milwaukee was played without point player Trae Young or center Clint Capela. Atlanta certainly missed out on Capela, who kipped down back-to-back stellar efficiencies prior to sitting. Capela had 27 points and 26 rebounds versus Detroit on Wednesday and followed that up with 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks on Friday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first gamer with 15 rebounds, 10 blocks and no personal fouls in a game.
CBS Sports– No. 20
The Hawks started off the week on a three-game winning streak, and after that lost to the Bucks on Sunday with Trae Young and Clint Capela getting the day off. They weren’t the most excellent wins– the Wolves two times and the Pistons in overtime– but Atlanta will take every success it can get at this juncture. Thinking about the rough shooting start for Young and the injury issues they have actually had, the Hawks need to feel respectable about having a. 500 record. Speaking of which, Young broke out of that depression today, balancing 33.7 points on 13-for-22 3-point shooting.
Sports Illustrated– No. 15
My goodness, Clint Capela. Not only did Atlanta’s center turn in a 27-point, 26-rebound performance against the Pistons last week, he likewise included a triple-double with points, rebounds and obstructs two nights later. It’s uncertain when exactly Capela turned into a modern-day Hakeem Olajuwon, though even as his play inevitably regresses, the Swiss center needs to stay an essential member of the Hawks’ young core. Capela is now appearing like his peak self after an injury-plagued 2019-20. He’s possibly the video game’s most athletic center outdoors flooring, and when totally engaged, he can be a relentless rebounder. The Harden-to-Capela lob was a consistent reoccurrence in Houston in previous years. Perhaps Trae Young can form a similar bond as Capela continues his career in Atlanta.
Atlanta appears to have moved up and multiple individuals have noticed Capela. The Hawks have a difficult upcoming schedule which might do wonders to the rankings if they manage to protect a couple of wins in this upcoming week.