Hawks star Trae Young reacts to Clint Capela’s insane block triple-double
Atlanta Hawks All-Star Trae Young did not hide his amazement for teammate Clint Capela, who had a huge career milestone on Friday. After witnessing firsthand how the Swiss center swat away shot after shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves, an ecstatic Young couldn’t help but get hyped to the block party.
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) January 23, 2021
Clint Capela registered the first triple-double of his career in the Hawks’ 116-98 win over the Timberwolves at Target Center. The 6-foot-10 slotman’s recorded numbers were as rare as they come, as he finished with 13 points, 19 boards and 10 blocks. He became the first player since Dikembe Mutombo in 2000 to achieve a 10-block triple-double in Hawks history.
Even Trae Young revealed that it was the first time in his life to see someone block that many shots in a game.
Trae Young: "I've never seen 10 blocks in person."
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) January 23, 2021
Capela’s outstanding performance was no fluke either, considering he has been doing it over the last couple of games. He has now collected 45 rebounds and 15 blocks in the Hawks’ last two outings. The 26-year-old defensive specialist even claimed that he gets triple-dubs on the daily — on NBA2K that is.
Trae’s praise for Capela’s big game, meanwhile, is a nice change of pace after Clint’s former Rockets teammate Eric Gordon said he was unhappy with his feat.
While Capela took care of the job defensively, it was Young who steered the Hawks’ offense against the Timberwolves. The sweet-shooting guard put up 43 points built on eight made 3-pointers, along with five assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes of action. Like Capela, Young has also been balling for Atlanta as of late and have completely gotten over his most recent cold spell.
The Hawks have now won their last three games and improved to 8-7.