The Houston Rockets are reportedly finalising a trade to send Robert Covington to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Trevor Ariza and two future first-round draft picks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Rockets are finalizing a trade to send Robert Covington to Portland for Trevor Ariza and 2020 first-round pick and 2021 protected first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 17, 2020
Ariza returns to Houston for his third stint with the team, after a one-year playing for the Rockets in the 2009-10 season and then again from 2014-18.
The 35-year-old averaged 11 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Blazers after arriving midway through the season following a trade with the Sacramento Kings.
Meanwhile, Covington proved to be a valuable contributor for the Rockets after being acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 11.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in 21 regular-season games, shooting 50% from the 3-point line in 12 post-season appearances.
Covington is owed $12.1 million in 2020-21 and $13.0 million the following season, while Ariza is in the final year of his contract, owed $12.8 million in 2020-21.
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