Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves, Nuggets agree to 4-team trade

  • Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves, Nuggets agree to 4-team trade

Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves, Nuggets agree to 4-team trade

The Rockets engaged in a four-team trade late on Tuesday night, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, with the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets.

The Rockets are thought to be seeking a wing and a center ahead of the February 6 trade deadline, Wojnarowski reports.

The Wolves will receive a first-round pick from Atlanta, a pick the Hawks received from the Nets in another trade. Minnesota also shipped former Knick Noah Vonleh to the Nuggets, according to the report. Green has that right due to the one-year Bird restriction, but he is out for the year due to a broken foot. He's expected to be waived and continue his rehab.

For the Rockets, Covington gives them another 3-and-D player as they further lean into their small-ball style.

Capela is averaging 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 39 games this season and will provide a seamless fit in the frontcourt next to John Collins, giving All-Star point guard Trae Young another lob threat.

Covington appeared in 48 games this season for the Timberwolves and averaged 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

The 25-year-old Capela, who has been sidelined with a heel injury, was the most valuable trade asset available on the Rockets' roster.