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Rockets acquire Robert Covington and assets, give up Capela and a whole lot more in return

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The Houston Rockets reportedly completed a four-team deal on Tuesday night to acquire the Minnesota TimberwolvesRobert Covington and send center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets completed a blockbuster four-team deal with the Wolves, Hawks, and Denver Nuggets in order to acquire their highly sought-after wing. In return, Houston gave up Capela to the Hawks, as expected.

What was unexpected of the trade is that Houston also gave up backup center Nene to Atlanta and Gerald Green and a first-round pick to the Nuggets.

Minutes later, it was reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Houston also received Jordan Bell and a second-round draft pick from Minnesota to go along with Covington.

The moves were all later confirmed by local source Jonathan Feigen, including Nene being shipped out to Atlanta.

As of now, there have been no further reports of Houston acquiring or trading off more assets.