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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
12-5 8-2 W7
10-7 7-3 L2
8-8 4-6 L1
5-10 3-7 L1
3-14 1-9 W1

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 22.8 8.7 58.4 6.6 1.4

Top Onyeka Okongwu News

  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Quiet in 27 minutes

    Okongwu chipped in four points (2-2 FG), three rebounds, one block and two steals over 27 minutes during Sunday's 113-103 loss to Boston.

    Okongwu saw more minutes than Clint Capela for the second straight game, but this still has the look of a timeshare at center. On the season, Okongwu is averaging 22.8 minutes compared to 24.4 for Capela. Okongwu has scored in double digits just once in his last 10 games, but his efficiency and ability to contribute across the board keep his value afloat in category formats.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Double-double off bench in OT win

    Okongwu amassed 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 10 rebounds and one block across 25 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 147-145 overtime victory over the Nets.

    It was his first double-double since Nov. 1, and those have been the fourth-year center's only double-doubles of the season so far. The sixth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has the talent to do better, but as long as Clint Capela blocks his progress on the Atlanta roster, Okongwu will remain a better dynasty asset for fantasy purposes than a reliable short-term contributor.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Quiet production of late

    Okongwu notched eight points (4-4 FG), nine rebounds, two assists and one block over 21 minutes during Tuesday's 126-120 win over Detroit.

    Okongwu was perfect from the field Tuesday, but he racked up five fouls in quick succession. Foul trouble remains an issue in the 22-year-old's conquest for a larger workload, but there are games when he overcomes limited minutes by racking up defensive stats. However, it's tough to count on Okongwu for double-digit scoring on any given night.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Outplays Capela off bench

    Okongwu supplied 16 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 130-121 win over Washington.

    Clint Capela got the start at center and Okongwu backed him up, but the latter outplayed him and logged more minutes than the starter -- 27 for Okongwu and only 21 for Capela. Okongwu has scored in double digits in three consecutive games, and this was his first double-double of the season, so it wouldn't be shocking if he ends up seeing an uptick in minutes in the coming weeks.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Lands four-year extension

    Okongwu signed a four-year, $62 million contract extension with Atlanta on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Okongwu had a career-best year last season, averaging 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game over 80 appearances. The 22-year-old also displayed some floor-spacing abilities during the preseason this year, going 5-for-13 from beyond the arc after minimal work from long distance over his first three seasons in the league. He'll likely begin the 2023-24 campaign as a bench player while Clint Capela starts at center, but Okongwu should still have plenty of opportunities to contribute.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Solid off bench against Sixers

    Okongwu scored 14 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding seven rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes off the bench during Friday's 120-106 preseason loss to the 76ers.

    Clint Capela got the start, but Okongwu saw a couple more minutes on the night and out-produced the veteran center. The 22-year-old Okongwu has seen his scoring and rebounding numbers improve every season in the NBA, and that trend figures to continue as he appears ready to add some floor-spacing to his skill set -- he's gone 5-for-13 (38.5 percent) from beyond the arc in the preseason while attempting at least three three-pointers in every game.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Back to bench

    Okongwu won't start Friday's preseason finale against the 76ers, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.

    Okongwu has drawn a few starts with Clint Capela resting, but the latter is back in action Friday, sending the former to a reserve role. Okongwu has slowly eaten away at Capela's playing time in recent years and should see close to 25 minutes per game in 2023-24.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Active at both ends Monday

    Okongwu finished with 11 points (4-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT), six rebounds, an assist and two blocks across 26 minutes in Monday's 116-112 preseason loss to the Pacers.

    Okongwu has received a few starts during preseason action, and even though he looked quite good in this one, all signs point to him playing off the bench while Clint Capela operates with the first unit. Okongwu is still valuable in fantasy this year as a handcuff option and could be quite an asset in dynasty formats. He averaged 9.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.3 blocks across 23.1 minutes per game last season.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Puts up 18 points

    Okongwu (rest) recorded 18 points (8-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in Saturday's preseason win over the Pelicans.

    Okongwu didn't play Thursday but was active Saturday and among the starters -- in fact, he led the Hawks in scoring while also looking extremely efficient from the field. Okongwu is expected to open the season as the backup center behind Clint Capela.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Ruled out Thursday

    Okongwu has been ruled out for Thursday's preseason game against the Grizzlies, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.

    Okongwu is likely simply getting a night to rest Thursday, as the Hawks didn't indicate that he's dealing with an injury. Bruno Fernando and Mouhamed Gueye could see increased playing time against Memphis, while Okongwu's next chance to play will be Saturday against New Orleans.

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  • Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Plays well off bench

    Okongwu recorded 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds and two turnovers in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 108-107 preseason win over Cleveland.

    Clint Capela drew the start in the preseason opener and appears to be the favorite to open the season as the starting center. Okongwu offers plenty of upside and nearly forced a timeshare with Capela in 2022-23, so there's still a lot to like about his fantasy outlook.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 22
School: USC
Experience: 3