Clint Capela traded to Atlanta, Juan Hernangomez to Minessota

Clint Capela traded to Atlanta, Juan Hernangomez to Minessota

Clint Capela traded to Atlanta, Juan Hernangomez to Minessota

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, and Houston Rockets completed a 4-team, 12-player trade on Tuesday night that is the league's most expansive blockbuster deal in almost 20 years, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Capela was the only center that the Rockets have consistently played this season - and they're 10-1 in games without him.

ESPN mentioned Capela interest from the Atlanta Hawks, who at 13-37 share the worst record in the Eastern Conference with Cleveland, and says the club has also looked at New Zealander Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's missed three straight games with a heel injury.

Covington, 29, gives the Rockets a versatile, 3-and-D wing who is averaging 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds this season as well as 2.3 3-pointers per game.

Specifically, Minnesota has been unwilling to include their 2020 unprotected first round pick in negotiations, which is why they were looking to get involved in a three-way deal with Houston and Atlanta in the first place.

The Timberwolves received Turner from the Hawks.

The first big trade of the National Basketball Association trade deadline just went down. Beasley has averaged 7.8 points per game, while Hernangomez has averaged three off the bench. Atlanta will waive Chandler Parsons, along with his expiring $25.1 million contract, in order to create the necessary roster space to complete the deal. Minnesota also shipped former Knick Noah Vonleh to the Nuggets, according to the report.

ESPN and The Athletic first reported the trade, which was subsequently confirmed by other outlets, including the Houston Chronicle and Denver Post.

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