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.
The Atlanta/Denver/Houston/Minnesota trade -- 12 players -- is the biggest NBA deal since the Knicks moved Patrick Ewing to Seattle in 2000, according to ESPN's @BobbyMarks42.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
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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
Hawks 2024 second-round draft pick (via Warriors)
What did the Hawks acquire?
C Clint Capela
What did the Timberwolves acquire?
F Jarred Vanderbilt
F Juancho Hernangomez
F Evan Turner
G Malik Beasley
Hawks 2020 first-round draft pick (via Nets)
What did the Nuggets acquire?
G Gerald Green
G Shabazz Napier
F Noah Vonleh
F Keita Bates-Diop
Rockets 2020 first-round draft pick