The NBA Trade Deadline is right around the corner and the Houston Rockets pulled off the trade everyone has been waiting for.
In a 4-team, 12-player trade, the Houston Rockets received Robert Covington from the Minnesota Timberwolves and sent Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks.
Here’s a breakdown of the trade from WOJ (Go Bonnies) himself.
This is one of the biggest trades in the history of the NBA. The last trade that was this MASSIVE took place back in 2000 when the New York Knicks sent Patrick Ewing to the Seattle SupperSonics (A TEAM THAT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST ANYMORE). I mean the last time they were around, Shawn Kemp was doing stuff like this.
But first of all, I don’t even understand why the Rockets would want to get rid of Capela in the first place. He’s a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center who’s only 25 years old and is in his fifth season in the NBA. He’s averaging 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game and he’s a enforcer in the middle.
AND all the Rockets brought back was Robert Covington? A 6-foot-7 wingman who’s averaging 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds. I don’t know about this, but I guess the Rockets believe he’ll fit into a quicker paced offense better than Capela.
I guess that’s why we just write the articles and don’t make the decisions.