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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
33-25 8-2 W5
33-26 7-3 W1
26-32 5-5 W2
15-43 5-5 L1
9-49 0-10 L12

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 25.8 10.2 61.0 7.0 1.3

Top Onyeka Okongwu News

  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Will be re-evaluated in two weeks

    Okongwu (toe) is in a walking boot and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Okongwu sprained his left big toe shortly before the All-Star break and is not yet near a return. While he is sidelined for at least the next two weeks, Bruno Fernando figures to be the primary backup behind Clint Capela at center. However, Mouhamed Gueye (back) could see some action as well, while Jalen Johnson could also get some extra work if Atlanta opts to go small.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: No timetable to return

    Hawks head coach Quin Snyder said Thursday that Okongwu (toe) will be sidelined "for the foreseeable future," Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Okongwu sustained a sprained left big toe shortly before the All-Star break and was slated to be re-evaluated following the layoff. However, it appears as though he'll be forced to miss more time, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action. Despite Okongwu's absence, the Hawks are slated to get a boost in the frontcourt since Clint Capela (adductor) will be available with a minutes restriction for Friday's game against Toronto.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Out at least one week

    Okongwu was diagnosed Tuesday with a sprained left big toe following an MRI and be listed as out for Wednesday's game versus Charlotte and re-evaluated in 7-to-10 days.

    The All-Star break arrives at a fortuitous time for the 23-year-old, who could miss as little as one game if he's re-evaluated at the one-week mark and immediately cleared to resume on-court activity. While playing 30-plus minutes and making his fifth straight start in place of the injured Clint Capela (addutcor), Okongwu suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Monday's 136-126 loss to the Bulls. Capela is said to be progressing and is expected to resume practicing following the All-Star break, so at this stage, he would seem to be the likelier of two injured centers to be available for the Hawks' first game of the second half Feb. 23 versus the Raptors. As for Wednesday's game, the Hawks will be left with little depth at center and will likely be forced to turn to Bruno Fernando for a spot start. Jalen Johnson could slide over from power forward to serve as a small-ball option at center whenever Fernando is off the court.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Injures toe late Monday

    Hawks head coach Quin Snyder said after Monday's 136-126 loss to the Bulls that Okongwu didn't play the final 3:58 of the contest due to a toe injury, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports. He posted 11 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes prior to departing.

    Okongwu's status will need to be monitored in advance of Wednesday's game against Charlotte. Snyder didn't go into much detail regarding the severity of Okongwu's injury, but Atlanta may have merely been exercising an abundance of caution with the 23-year-old. Clint Capela (groin) isn't expected to be available until after the All-Star break, so if Okongwu ends up sitting out Wednesday, Atlanta could be forced to rely heavily on Bruno Fernando as its fill-in starter at center. Starting power forward Jalen Johnson could also see some action as a small-ball center.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Drops 21 points Friday

    Okongwu totaled 21 points (9-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 34 minutes during Friday's 127-121 win over Philadelphia.

    Okongwu scored in double digits for the seventh consecutive game, continuing his strong play of late. With Clint Capela (thigh) on the shelf, Okongwu has started the past three games. During that time he has averaged 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 three-pointers. Although it is unclear what his role will look like once Capela returns, Okongwu is a clear must-roster player across all formats right now.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Double-double in Wednesday's loss

    Okongwu finished with 19 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 125-117 loss to the Celtics.

    With Clint Capela (thigh) out for a second straight game, Okongwu recorded his seventh double-double of the season. Capela's injury isn't viewed as serious, but if he were to get moved at the trade deadline, Okongwu's fantasy value could skyrocket down the stretch. Five of his double-doubles this season have come in games during which he played 30-plus minutes.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Gets big minutes sans Capela

    Okongwu tallied 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds and one block across 34 minutes in Monday's 149-144 loss to the Clippers.

    As expected, Okongwu slid into the starting five and saw one of his larger workloads of the season while Clint Capela (adductor) was sidelined. Capela will be sidelined for at least another week before being re-evaluated, setting Okongwu up for a multi-game run as the starting center and a regular 30-plus-minute role. Though his contributions outside of the scoring column were fairly lean, Okongwu is averaging 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per 36 minutes and should be an asset in both categories while he's receiving extended playing time. Additionally, he's proven to be an efficient two-level scorer, as he's converting at a 61 percent clip from the field and an 82 percent clip from the free-throw line in 2023-24.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Enters starting five

    Okongwu is starting Monday's game against the Clippers, Justin Russo of the 'Clip & Roll' podcast reports.

    Clint Capela (thigh) is unavailable for Monday's clash, so it'll be Okongwu who is called upon to step up at center. The USC product is coming off an impressive performance Saturday against the Warriors, as he dropped 22 points to go along with 16 rebounds and two blocks in 36 minutes.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Feasts Saturday

    Okongwu notched 22 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 16 rebounds and two blocks over 36 minutes during Saturday's 141-134 overtime victory over the Warriors.

    Okongwu flashed the tool kit Saturday, getting buckets on the offensive glass, capitalizing in Atlanta's pick-and-roll and knocking down multiple threes for the fourth time this season. He was too athletic for Kevon Looney, and far too large for Golden State's undersized frontcourt to stop throughout the contest. Saturday marked Okongwu's first 20-point game of the season.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Production on rise

    Okongwu racked up 15 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 27 minutes during Friday's 129-120 win over the Suns.

    Okongwu has posted double-digit scoring in three consecutive games while averaging 24.3 minutes over that span. He and Clint Capela continue to remain in a roughly even split of the minutes at center, though Okongwu's fantasy value could ascend if Capela is dealt ahead of next Thursday's trade deadline. Even if more playing time is eventually headed his way, Okongwu hasn't quite been the per-minute monster he was through his first three NBA seasons thus far in 2023-24. His production has taken a step back on the defensive end in particular; Okongwu has posted a career-low 2.1 percent block rate.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Nears double-double

    Okongwu notched 15 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 106-104 victory over the Magic.

    Okongwu finished just one rebound away from securing a double-double, and it was noticeable that he outplayed Clint Capela despite logging fewer minutes. Capela's numbers have been decreasing of late, and Okongwu is making the most of his minutes. He's averaging 9.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game across 24.7 minutes per game over his last 10 outings.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Double-double in Wednesday's start

    Okongwu registered 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-5 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 139-132 overtime win over the 76ers.

    With Clint Capela (Achilles) unavailable, Okongwu made his third start of the season and gave another glimpse of what he would be capable of in a full-time starting role, producing his fifth double-double of the season. The 15-21 Hawks continue to be a nexus of trade rumors, and while Dejounte Murray has been the name most frequently mentioned, a Capela deal could strap a rocket to Okongwu's fantasy value.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Starting sans Capela

    Okongwu is in the starting five for Wednesday's game versus the 76ers, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Okongwu will replace Clint Capela (Achilles) in the starting five Wednesday. Okongwu is averaging 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 32.5 minutes across his previous two starts this season.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Not listed on injury report

    Okongwu (illness) isn't listed on the Hawks' injury report for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Okongwu missed Sunday's win over the Wizards due to an illness but should return to action Wednesday. Across 13 December appearances (two starts), Okongwu averaged 10.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 blocks in 26.6 minutes per game.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Downgraded to out

    Okongwu (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

    As expected, Okongwu has been downgraded from doubtful to out and will miss his first game of the season. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday at home against the Thunder. In Okongwu's absence, Bruno Fernando may crack the rotation as the primary backup to Clint Capela.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Doubtful for Sunday

    Okongwu is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Wizards due to illness, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.

    The Hawks are expected to be without their backup center to end the week. With Okongwu likely sitting Sunday out, it's possible that Bruno Fernando will step in as the backup center. Okongwu has had a strong December, posting averages of 10.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 blocks in 26.6 minutes.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Status in question Saturday

    Okongwu is questionable for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies due to a heel injury, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

    Okongwu was a late addition to the injury report with right heel soreness, which now has his status in question. Okongwu's absence would be important for the already shorthanded Hawks, as he is averaging 14.2 points, 7.2 rebounds 1.2 blocks and 1.0 assists in 29.5 minutes per game over his last six appearances.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Good to go Saturday

    Okongwu (heel) will play in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

    This is great news for an Atlanta team that is pretty banged up. Okongwu has been trending up in December, posting averages of 10.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 blocks in 27.4 minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 23
School: USC
Experience: 3