Rockets, Hawks, Nuggets and Timberwolves agree to four-team trade

Ross Houston
February 5, 2020

The Wolves will send Keita-Bates Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh to the Nuggets and Jordan Bell to the Rockets to help complete the deal, according to multiple reports.

The Houston Rockets have reportedly agreed to a trade to send starting center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The obvious candidate is Chandler Parsons, who is in California rehabbing from his injuries sustained in a auto accident.

The Timberwolves keep the best available first-round pick in the trade deadline marketplace - Atlanta's 2020 first-round pick via the Brooklyn Nets.

Gerald Green was traded to the Nuggets in exchange for a future first-round pick.

For the Rockets, they keep the flexibility of $12 million in cap space that allows them to expand this trade between now and Thursday's 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline.

Green will waive his right to veto being included in this deal, a source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The well-traveled veteran, 33, has that right because of the one-year Bird restriction, but he's out for the year because a broken foot. Denver gets Houston's 2020 first-round pick, which it is expected to be active offering in deals to continue upgrading a roster that is third in the Western Conference standings.

The decision to move the 29-year-old Covington doesn't come as a surprise considering he wasn't part of the Wolves' rebuild under Rosas, who is in his first season with the franchise.

Covington is one of the best 3-and-D players in the National Basketball Association, with the 6-foot-7 forward averaging 12.8 points 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from deep. The Swiss big man is averaging 13.9 points, a career-high 13.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 62.9 percent from the field.

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