It appears four NBA teams have decided to get all of their trading done at once.
Houston, Atlanta, Minnesota and Denver have agreed on a deal that will see 12 players and multiple early picks swapped around between them, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Robert Covington, the former Philadelphia 76er who found himself languishing on a Minnesota Timberwolves team that just doesn’t work, has found a new home.
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While many teams were linked to the 29-year-old wing, who ESPN described as “one of the most coveted players on the market” last week, he has ended up a Houston Rocket as part of the four-team trade. The 29-year-old Covington is averaging 12.8 points (2.3 threes) and six rebounds this season.
In return the Timberwolves are getting four players plus Brooklyn’s top 14 protected first round pick from Atlanta.
The Rockets are losing Clint Capela, who heads to Atlanta to join young stars Trae Young and John Collins.
The 25-year-old Capela has been sidelined recently with a foot injury but was averaging 13.9 points and 13.8 for Houston.
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Gerald Green moves to Denver and has had to waive his veto rights in order to be included in the deal.
Here’s what we know so far, with more details to come as the trade is fully confirmed:
Houston gets Robert Covington, Jordan Bell
Atlanta gets Clint Capela, Nene
Minnesota gets Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, Brooklyn’s top 14 protected first-round pick via Atlanta
Denver gets Gerald Green, Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier, Houston’s first-round pick
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.
Minnesota's Keita Bates-Diop is going to Denver in deal, source tells ESPN.
More players in the deal: Denver's Jarred Vanderbilt is on his way to Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN. Jordan Bell to Houston.
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