Capela to Hawks in blockbuster four-team trade


    NEW YORK. — The Houston Rockets reportedly finally found a trade partner for center Clint Capella, but it took two more teams and a whole lot of other players to ultimately make it happen.

    Less than 48 hours before the NBA’s trade deadline, the Rockets late Tuesday night agreed to part with Capela as part of a reported four-team, 12-player trade that also involves two draft picks. The details of the swap, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

    The Houston Rockets get Robert Covington (from Minnesota) and Jordan Bell (from Minnesota).

    The Atlanta Hawks get Clint Capela (from Houston) and Nene (from Houston).

    The Minnesota Timberwolves get Malik Beasley (from Denver), Jarred Vanderbilt (from Denver), Juancho Hernangomez (from Denver) and Evan Turner (from Atlanta), the Brooklyn Nets’ 2020 first-round pick (from Atlanta)

    The Denver Nuggets get Gerald Green (from Houston), Noah Vonleh (from Minnesota), Shabazz Napier (from Minnesota), Keita Bates-Diop (from Minnesota) and a first-round pick (from Houston)

    There are also reports that the Rockets will receive a second-round pick, though not all reports include that in the deal.

    Green has not played this season because of a broken foot, but is waiving his right to veto being included in the trade, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. According to the report, he is expected to be waived by the Nuggets and continue rehabbing. – Reuters