On Tuesday night, there was a four-way trade in the NBA. The Hawks received Clint Capela and Nene Hilario from the Rockets. Houston hauled in Robert Covington, Jordan Bell and a 2024 second-round pick. Minnesota picked up the Hawks’ first-round pick via the Nets, Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner and Jared Vanderbilt. Denver will take on Houston’s first-round pick, Shabazz Napier, Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh and Gerald Green. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the trade.
ESPN Sources: 4-team trade agreement: Houston: Robert Covington; Atlanta: Clint Capela and Nene; Minnesota: Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, ATL 1st round pick via Nets; Denver: Gerald Green, Houston FRP.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
This trade will allow the Rockets to play small-ball the rest of the season, as they acquire Covington, but now lack centers on the roster.
The Hawks will now have three very talented players in Trae Young, John Collins and Clint Capela. Atlanta likely won’t be able to compete for a title this season, but they have key pieces for the future.
Minnesota seems to be starting their rebuild, as they shed Covington and received a first-round pick.
The Nuggets get a first-round pick and depth, as the team looks to make a playoff run.