Capela Mega Trade

Grace Higgins | February 5th, 2020

The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Robert Covington in a 12-man trade.

In the trade, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired two first-round picks, including Houston’s 2020 pick, which they sent to the Denver Nuggets for guard Malik Beasley and forward Juan Hernangomez. The Wovles also acquired Evan Turner from the Atlanta Hawks and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Nuggets.

The Nuggets received Shabazz Napier from the Wolves, forward Keita Bates-Diop, forward Noah Vonleh and guard Gerald Green.

In addition to receiving Capela, the Hawks also acquired Houston center Nene Hilario. The Hawks are waiving Chandler Parsons and his $25.1 million contract.

The Rockets acquired Covington, Jordan Bell, and a 2024 second-round pick.

The 12-man trade is the biggest trade since the New York Knicks sent Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics in 2000.

For the Hawks, they now have Capela, who is averaging 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game, fourth in the NBA in rebounds per game. He’s a playoff ready player that can help the Hawks young core, which is arguably the worst defense in the league. He’s a big who can switch and defend the perimeter as well as guard the rim.

The Rockets are confusing. In the past seven months, they’ve turned Chris Paul, Clint Capela and five first-round picks into Russell Westbrook and Robert Covington. There’s an imbalance of talent there, especially with Paul still being an All-Star. Covington is an excellent three-and-D player for any contending, but the Rockets are now forced to play PJ Tucker at center. Anthony Davis is licking his lips right now thinking about the amount of feasting he’s going to do in the paint against the Rockets. There’s no way for this team to defend the post.

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