UPDATE, Feb. 5 11:02 p.m. — The trade has officially been announced.
Houston #Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced that the team acquired forwards Robert Covington and Jordan Bell from Minnesota as part of a four-team trade also involving Atlanta and Denver. Houston will also receive Golden State’s 2024 second round pick from the Hawks.— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) February 6, 2020
UPDATE: This trade is absolutely insane. A lot of moving parts so let’s try and map it all out easy for you. Woj has all the details on his timeline.
Rockets get: Robert Covington, Jordan Bell
Timberwolves get: Evan Turner, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Jarred Vanderbilt, first-round pick (via BKN from ATL)
Nuggets get: Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, Keita Bates-Diop, Gerald Green, first-round pick (via HOU)
Hawks get: Clint Capela, Nene
UPDATE: The four-team blockbuster deal is in place, per Woj. The Nuggets jumped in and will send Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez to the Timberwolves. Minny takes on ET’s contract and gets a first-rounder. Details below:
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
UPDATE: New developments from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Denver Nuggets could emerge as the fourth team to facilitate this trade.
Among the serious candidates to emerge as a new fourth team in this trade scenario, league sources tell ESPN: The Denver Nuggets. Talks with teams elsewhere are ongoing too. https://t.co/77s2keXl9a— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
There is a three-team trade involving the Hawks, Rockets and Timberwolves that is in serious talks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal would send Robert Covington to the Rockets and Clint Capela to the Hawks. The T-Wolves would take on Evan Turner’s contract while also receiving draft pick compensation.
Sources: Minnesota, Atlanta, Houston are in serious discussions on a deal that would send Robert Covington to Rockets and Clint Capela to the Hawks. Evan Turner and draft compensation involved in current talks to Timberwolves. Potential fourth team too.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 2020
The Warriors backed out of this deal, which was originally centered around D’Angelo Russell going to the T-Wolves. Now, the three-team trade would essentially be for Minnesota to take on an expiring and bring back assets in a lost season. The T-Wolves will still likely pursue D’Lo in the offseason, but for now, it appears the Dubs are standing pat with him.