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Onyeka Okongwu - Shoulder surgery, Out 6 months

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Onyeka Okongwu - Shoulder surgery, Out 6 months 

Post#1 » by jayu70 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:10 am

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Post#2 » by dms269 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:09 am

So guessing we are in the market for center depth now.

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Post#3 » by jayu70 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:12 am

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Okongwu told The Athletic that he played through pain throughout the playoffs and that some days were more painful than others. He didn’t remember exactly when he tore his labrum, but it happened on a particular play in May.
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Post#4 » by kg01 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:38 pm

dms269 wrote:So guessing we are in the market for center depth now.

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Yeah. Even more than we already were, sadly.

All the folks calling for us to "consolidate" need to pay heed to stuff like this. We don't know how much "extra" depth we have.
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Post#5 » by CP War Hawks » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:49 pm

Impressed he played well while being limited throughout the playoffs. Realistic timeline is January which isn't too bad.
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Post#6 » by saloonyk8 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:12 pm

This is sad... Another setback for his career start. He really needs to work on that 3 game to get to next level IMO
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Post#7 » by tomaHAWKslam » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:42 pm

CP War Hawks wrote:Impressed he played well while being limited throughout the playoffs. Realistic timeline is January which isn't too bad.

Yeah, but I still really hate it for him. I was hoping having an actual summer league and training camp this year, he'd be able to hit the ground running.
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Post#8 » by tomaHAWKslam » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:43 pm

CP War Hawks wrote:Impressed he played well while being limited throughout the playoffs. Realistic timeline is January which isn't too bad.

Yeah, but I still really hate it for him. I was hoping having an actual summer league and training camp this year, he'd be able to hit the ground running.
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Post#9 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:09 am

Chris Kirchner wrote:There’s no sugarcoating it. The loss of Okongwu is a blow for the Hawks because it’s another setback in a prime developmental window for someone who can certainly turn into the team’s defensive anchor for many years to come.

What makes it challenging for the Hawks to address a backup center spot is the understanding from whomever they sign that Okongwu won’t be out for the entire season, and when he is healthy, he’s likely going to slot back into the No. 2 spot behind Capela. That likely limits who would want to join Atlanta in free agency. The Hawks are also likely going to operate as an over-the-cap team, so that also cuts into the options they could sign. So what we’re looking at are players who could make around the minimum. San Antonio center Gorgui Dieng would be a great addition to fill this spot. The Hawks realistically needed a veteran center even if Okongwu were healthy. Dieng holds up defensively and can space out to the corners. Dedmon also fits this role, though the team just traded him this past season for Tony Snell. New Orleans’ Willy Hernangomez could fit as a pick-and-roll threat. Denver’s JaVale McGee is a good finisher who can block shots.
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Post#10 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:21 am

Not the craziest idea:

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Post#11 » by HMFFL » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:57 am

Hoping he won't be injury prone. Two serious injuries since entering the league.
I wish him.the best and hope he has a speedy recovery.

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Post#12 » by shakes0 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:18 pm

NO!!!!!!! Take me God, I’m old!

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