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Clint Capela remains out of lineup Thursday vs. Heat

Center won’t make Atlanta debut after All-Star Break, still dealing with heel injury.

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela practices as coach John Lucas looks on before a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will be without C Clint Capela when they return from the All-Star Break to face the Miami Heat on Thursday. Capela hasn’t made his Atlanta debut since being traded by the Houston Rockets in the four-team deal before the deadline. He has a heel injury and is also dealing with plantar fasciitis, which is a tricky injury for bigs. Capela could play on Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks, but for now, that’s unclear.

Fantasy basketball analysis: Hawks C Clint Capela

With Capela out, the Hawks don’t have many bodies in the front court. John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon are the two players who will rotate at PF and C with Bruno Fernando and Damion Jones seeing a few minutes. As long as Cap is out, Dedmon remains a strong play in DFS and season-long. Collins isn’t impacted as much — he’s been solid for most of the season.