Published: Fri, February 07, 2020
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Wolves, Hawks, Rockets, Nuggets Make 12-Player Blockbuster Trade

Wolves, Hawks, Rockets, Nuggets Make 12-Player Blockbuster Trade

The Rockets receive Covington and Jordan Bell in the deal.

Atlanta has been interested in acquiring a starting level center, and have talked with Houston on Capela and Oklahoma City on Steven Adams, league sources said.

Denver is expected to be active as the trade deadline approaches, as well as the Rockets, who keep the flexibility of $12 million in cap space so they are better equipped to improve their roster at the trade deadline. The 29-year-old got his start in the National Basketball Association with the Rockets, too, playing seven games for them in his rookie season.

He was averaging 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds a game for the Rockets, but recently, he has been sidelined with a heel injury.

The NBA trade deadline is just a day away and teams are reportedly scrambling to get their man. Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the busiest sides in the trade.

The Rockets took a 1.98m (6ft 6ft) line-up and 3-0 below, a small lineup that allowed for a quick game but Houston suffered from a rebound.

Covington, 29, gives the Rockets a versatile, 3-and-D wing who is averaging 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds this season as well as 2.3 3-pointers per game.

Denver also picked up a future first-round draft pick from Houston.

Specifically, Minnesota has been unwilling to include their 2020 unprotected first round pick in negotiations, which is why they were looking to get involved in a three-way deal with Houston and Atlanta in the first place. Green will also waive his trade veto rights to complete the deal.

Minnesota considers Beasley and Hernangomez as players it hopes to sign to new contracts in the offseason, quality fits around center Karl-Anthony Towns and Wiggins.

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