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With Capela out, Hawks’ Collins reportedly will attempt to return vs. Heat

Kurt Helin recaps the Atlanta Hawks' victory over the Charlotte Hornets and explains just how dangerous the Hawks can be moving forward.

The news on Clint Capela’s knee injury was as good as could be hoped for: He is out for a week and will be re-evaluated then.

Still, that means Capela is out for Game 1 against the Heat on Sunday in Miami, so John Collins is going to try to return, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The combination of a finger and a foot injury has had Collins out since March 11 and having played only four games since the All-Star break.

Collins was a big part of the Hawks’ playoff run a season ago, averaging 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds a game, plus providing an athletic rim protector in the paint.

The Hawks will need all of that going up against a deep Heat team that includes Bam Adebayo on the front line.