A four-team trade late Tuesday night shook up the NBA playoff race and shipped an absurd 12 players to new destinations.
The Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves and Nuggets linked up in the mega-deal, which sent center Clint Capela from the Rockets to the Hawks and forward Robert Covington from the Timberwolves to the Rockets.
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Atlanta had desired a big man to pair with John Collins in the frontcourt, and after deeming the asking price for Andre Drummond too steep, it moved on to Capela. Houston, meanwhile, was intent on adding a wing shooter to complement James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Here’s a look at the moving parts involved in the trade, according to multiple reports:
What did the Rockets acquire?
- F Robert Covington
- F Jordan Bell
What did the Hawks acquire?
What did the Timberwolves acquire?
- F Jarred Vanderbilt
- F Juancho Hernangomez
- F Evan Turner
- G Malik Beasley
- Nets 2020 first-round draft pick
What did the Nuggets acquire?
- G Gerald Green
- G Shabazz Napier
- F Noah Vonleh
- F Keita Bates-Diop
- Rockets 2020 first-round draft pick