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Report: Houston Rockets trade Clint Capela to Atlanta Hawks in blockbuster four-team deal

The Houston Rockets have reportedly agreed to a trade to send starting center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Per Wojnarowski, the deal involves four teams, with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, helping facilitate the deal.

Houston will acquire Minnesota swingman Robert Covington while sending Capela and Nene to the Hawks. Gerald Green was traded to the Nuggets in exchange for a future first-round pick.

The Nuggets will send Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley to the Timberwolves, receiving Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier and Keita Bates-Diop along with a first-round pick from Houston.

The Wolves acquired Evan Turner and Jarred Vanderbilt in the deal, along with a 2020 first-round pick from Atlanta via the Brooklyn Nets.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that the Rockets will also acquire big man Jordan Bell, along with a second-round pick.

Given the number of players involved - 12, this is the biggest trade deal in two decades:

Capela is averaging 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 39 games this season and will provide a seamless fit in the frontcourt next to John Collins, giving All-Star point guard Trae Young another lob threat.

For the Rockets, Covington gives them another 3-and-D player as they further lean into their small-ball style. In 48 games this season for the Wolves, Covington is averaging 12.8 points per game, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists, shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from three.

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