NBA Trade News: Capela, Covington, Turner involved in 4-team deal
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, and Denver Nuggets pulled off a 4-team deal Wednesday night, involving key names like Clint Capela and Robert Covington.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the trade that is on its way to being completed.
ESPN Sources: 4-team trade agreement: Houston: Robert Covington; Atlanta: Clint Capela and Nene; Minnesota: Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, ATL 1st round pick via Nets; Denver: Gerald Green, Houston FRP.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
In the agreement, the Rockets will receive Covington, fortifying an already deep wingman to backcourt rotation.
The Hawks will receive Capela and Nene, giving them more bigs in their rotation.
Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt and a Hawks 1st rounder will go to the Wolves.
Lastly, the Nuggets will have a surplus of bench players in Gerald Green, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh and a Houston 1st rounder.
The biggest name in the trade is perhaps Capela, who has been considered as an all-star caliber player before. The big man is averaging 13.9 PPG, 13.8 RPG, and 1.8 BPG while shooting a remarkable 63% from the field.
He leaves the Rockets with a void to fill in the middle though, as Houston only has Tyson Chandler as their legitimate rim protector at this point.
But Tim MacMahon reported that Jordan Bell is also on his way to Houston.
Sources: Jordan Bell is also headed to Houston, as first reported by @Jonathan_Feigen. Rockets will continue being aggressive in search for a center, either via trade or in buyout market. https://t.co/tXi8h8x4ab
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 5, 2020
Meanwhile, the Nuggets are seen as a winner in the trade, as they did not let go of anyone significant but were able to fortify their bench and even get a future pick.