The Houston Rockets reportedly completed a four-team deal on Tuesday night to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert 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.
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
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.
Sources: Houston is also receiving Jordan Bell and a second-round draft pick. https://t.co/3YpbhniEYP— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 2020
The moves were all later confirmed by local source Jonathan Feigen, including Nene being shipped out to Atlanta.
There it is. The deal that was just about done, now is done all around.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 5, 2020
Rockets gets Covington, Bell, send out Capela, Green, Nene, FRP. Have two open roster spots and will look for a center in trade or buyout market.
As of now, there have been no further reports of Houston acquiring or trading off more assets.