ESPN Sources: 4-team trade agreement: Houston: Robert Covington; Atlanta: Clint Capela and Nene; Minnesota: Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, ATL 1st round pick via Nets; Denver: Gerald Green, Houston FRP.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
Deal is agreed upon, and players are being informed now. https://t.co/Zmy0yYsckE— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop is going to Denver in deal, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
Holy shit! We just cannot catch a break (or any sleep) tonight… Here I was, thinking I was about to watch eyelids, when another Woj Bomb drops from 10,000 feet…. actually, it was more like a carpet bomb that just kept on getting longer
Sure, this deal was getting to the point of certainty, but to see it actually go down still feels a bit shocking, especially with the way the deal broke in bits and pieces. Do we need to be ready for D-Lo to be on his way to Minnesota before the night is over still?
More players in the deal: Denver’s Jarred Vanderbilt is on his way to Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN. Jordan Bell to Houston.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
Minnesota’s Noah Vonleh goes to the Nuggets, per source.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
According to Woj just now on ESPN, the Wolves are out on Russell. He said there are still a couple of days before Thursday’s deadline for that to change… but he actually said we are out for now.
I’m sure they wanted Covington somehow, but it’s still surprising to hear the Wolves are totally out now on D-Lo. I feel like we added to the package we can offer a TANKING Golden State team. We now have another 1st round pick and more filler..
Speaking of Filler:
The Wolves have taken on a bunch of young hot garbage, from everything we’ve heard so far… and given up a lot of their own young pieces. It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. All of the acquisitions have been youngsters with cheap contracts or Evan Turner, who falls off the books after this season.
The 1st round pick is what the Wolves coveted, obviously. The Wolves draft pick compensation in this trade comes from Atlanta, but is actually the Brooklyn Nets’ 1st round pick for 2020 .
Right now, the Nets are clinging to a playoff birth in the shallow Eastern Conference with a record of 22-27. We’ll see how long the Wolves keep that pick. They could trade it tomorrow or wait all the way until the night of the draft..
So, to recap all of this craziness (so far) as we hit midnight:
Plus the Brooklyn first-rounder, which cannot suit up against Atlanta tomorrow night. Massive overhaul for Wolves.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) February 5, 2020
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan