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.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to acquire D’Angelo Russell in advance of Thursday’s trade deadline, and they are reportedly going to great lengths to put together a package that works for the Golden State Warriors.
The T-Wolves have been working with the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks in hopes of orchestrating a four-team trade that would bring them Russell, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Minnesota does not want to part with a high draft pick as they continue to rebuild, but that is what the Warriors are seeking in any potential deal for Russell. That’s where the Rockets and Hawks could help.
According to Wojnarowski, a four-team deal could send Robert Covington from Minnesota to Houston, Clint Capela to Atlanta, and two first-round picks and an expiring contract to the Timberwolves. Minnesota would then have one or more draft picks to give the Warriors in exchange for Russell.
Even if they can’t land Russell, the Timberwolves might still be interested in making a deal with Atlanta and Houston to acquire additional draft capital to use in other trades.
Russell is averaging 23.8 points and 6.3 assists per game this season. He has been a lone bright spot for a Warriors team that will have a good shot at landing the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA Draft. There have been questions about how Russell and Stephen Curry will mesh together on the court when Curry returns from his lengthy injury absence.
The Timberwolves have reportedly explored trading one of their top players for Russell, but it does not sound like Golden State is interested. That is likely why Minnesota is trying to get more creative by involving other teams.
Andre Drummond is in position to become a free agent after the season, and the Detroit Pistons may not feel confident in their chances of re-signing him. That is likely why they are shopping the star big man in trade talks.
The Pistons have had discussions with the Atlanta Hawks and other teams about a potential Drummond trade, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. While no deal is imminent, teams reportedly believe Detroit will move the two-time All-Star before the trade deadline next month.
Drummond has a $28M player option for next season that he is unlikely to exercise, forcing the Pistons to consider possibility of losing him in free agency. Among teams, there's an increasing belief that Drummond will be moved before February 6 trade deadline. https://t.co/s4PDchLVWV
Drummond has a $28 million player option for the 2020-21 season that he will likely decline. The 26-year-old is averaging a career-high 17.6 points to go along with 15.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, and plenty of teams will be willing to offer him a max contract next summer. The Pistons can obviously offer him more, but Drummond may be ready to move to a better situation and perhaps team up with other star players.
Carter is 42, so it’s incredible that he is still considered an NBA-caliber player. He was productive for the Hawks last season, averaging 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game. The eight-time All-Star has never won a championship, but he recently said he was not planning to chase a ring next season. He obviously has enjoyed his time in Atlanta and is comfortable ending his remarkable career there.
The Memphis Grizzlies have finally found a taker for Chandler Parsons.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Grizzlies have agreed to trade Parsons to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. Parsons was unable to come to an agreement on a buyout with Memphis, and the deal allows the Hawks to open up a roster spot.
Memphis has agreed to trade Chandler Parsons to Atlanta for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee, league sources tell ESPN.
Memphis and Parsons were unable to agree on a buyout number, so Grizzlies made the trade with Atlanta. As @BobbyMarks42 says, it's easier to move out salaries by breaking Parsons' $25M into two smaller contracts. Hawks free a roster spot. https://t.co/guRiX905mW
Parsons, who has one year and roughly $25 million left on a contract that has turned into one of the worst in the NBA, looked like he was going to be moved prior to the trade deadline last season. He and the Grizzlies agreed to part ways after Parsons said he was fully recovered from a knee injury but the team still was not playing him. Memphis could not find a trade partner, however, so Parsons had to awkwardly return to the team for the remainder of the season.
Since he signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies prior to the 2016-17 season, Parsons has averaged less than 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. A fresh start should help him if he is indeed healthy.
This is essentially a swap of veteran wings who are entering contract years, but Bazemore should be a nice fit in Portland, a team with playoff ambitions in a potentially wide-open Western Conference. He’s a good defender who can shoot from three fairly capably. Turner, a reserve for Portland last year, essentially becomes a veteran leader on a young Atlanta team with a gift for a good quote from time to time.