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 ESPN.com, 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.
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.