Clint Capela and Robert Covington are part of NBA trading with four teams


The first major trade in the NBA trading period was just going under.

The Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets agreed on a multi-player trade early Wednesday morning, which, according to, would include Robert Covington and Clint Capela, as well as other players and draft picks.

The four-team contract sends Covington and Jordan Bell to Houston. Capela and Nenê to Atlanta; Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner and Jarred Vanderbilt to Minnesota; and Gerald Green and Keita Bates-Diop to Denver.

The Timberwolves also receive a selection for the first round of 2020 from Atlanta via the Brooklyn Nets, and the nuggets receive a selection for the first round from Houston. Minnesota has also shipped former Knick Noah Vonleh to the Nuggets, according to the report.

The NBA trading deadline ends at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Eastern.

Clint Capela and Robert Covington
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As for Green, he will give up his veto on the deal, a source told ESPN. The well-traveled veteran, 33, has this right because of the one-year Bird limitation, but he fails for the year because of a broken foot. He is expected to give up and continue his rehab.

Covington (29) gives the Rockets (32:18, fifth place in the Western Conference) a versatile striker who can shoot the 3 and play solid defense. He has an average of 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds this season, along with 2.3 3-pointers per game.

The 25-year-old Capela, who dropped out due to a heel injury, was the most valuable commodity on the Rockets list. According to the ESPN, he earned $ 14.9 million this year and has $ 16 million, $ 17.1 million, and $ 18.2 million on the books for the following seasons.

He averaged 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds for the Rockets.