Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves, Nuggets complete massive 12-player trade
The Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets have completed a massive trade that saw 12 players switch teams.
The highlight of the deal is Clint Capela going to Atlanta and Robert Covington going to Houston, but there are plenty of other players involved.
Here is the rundown on what each team is getting and giving up:
Get: Robert Covington, Jordan Bell
Give Up: Clint Capela, first-round pick, Nene, Gerald Green
Get: Clint Capela, Nene
Give Up: Evan Turner, First-round pick
Get: Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Hawks first-round pick via Nets
Give Up: Robert Covington, Jordan Bell, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh
Get: Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, Keita Bates-Diop, Gerald Green, first-round pick from Houston
Give Up: Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Juancho Hernangomez
The Rockets got Covington and moved Capela. Covington allows them to play small, and Capela was a weak spot in the playoffs. The move drops Houston below the luxury tax, which is something they wanted to accomplish. Houston has two open roster spots now.
Atlanta is now getting a big man to help strengthen their roster and give Trae Young another weapon. They also dumped Turner’s salary.
Minnesota’s big loss is Covington, but they did add a draft pick. The pick comes with the following conditions:
About that 1st-round pick Wolves are getting in tonight's trade from Hawks via Nets in a deal from last summer: 2020 1st round pick protected 1-14 in 2020, 2021 & 2022. There are other conditions if not conveyed by 2022.
— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) February 5, 2020
For Denver, both Beasley and Hernangomez sought trades, so they have moved on from them and added a pick, Napier and a few others.
In terms of total players involved, this is the largest NBA deal since the Patrick Ewing to Seattle trade in 2000, per Bobby Marks.