Clint Capela finds new home in Atlanta in 4-team huge trade
The Houston Rockets needed three other teams for them to trade Clint Capela this midseason.
In the end, the Swiss center ended up in Atlanta Hawks thanks to a four-team deal.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that the Rockets sent Capela, as well Nene, to the Hawks in order to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington.
Meanwhile, the Wolves received Evan Turner and a 1st round pick from Atlanta via Nets.
Denver Nuggets was also involve in this trade wherein they traded Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, and Jarred Vanderbily to the Wolves in exchange for Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, and Noah Vonleh.
On the other hand, Jordan Bell and Wolves’ 2nd round will be heading to the Rockets, while Gerald Green and Houston’s 1st round pick will be on its way to Denver.
Capela was the main attraction in this trade due to his ability to catch lobs and to be efficient on both ends. He currently averages 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.
Rockets also gained their coveted three-and-D wingman from Covington.