NBA players react to the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline


The Houston Rockets are actively discussing several trade scenarios involving center Clint Capela, including with a host of Eastern Conference franchises, league sources tell ESPN.

The 25-year-old from Geneva, who played in France as a youth, was a first-round pick of the Rockets in the 2014 NBA Draft and has averaged 12.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots over 334 games for Houston.

The Hawks also land Rockets' big man Nene Hilario, while the Rockets also receive Minnesota's Jordan Bell and an Atlanta 2024 second rounder, via the Golden State Warriors. He's missed three straight games with a heel injury.

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 Nuggets also picked up a first-round pick for this year in the deal and that could become a chip in any other trades Denver tries to execute before the deadline.

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Minnesota considers Beasley and Hernangomez as players it hopes to sign to new contracts in the offseason, quality fits around center Karl-Anthony Towns and Wiggins. Beasley has averaged 7.8 points per game, while Hernangomez has averaged three off the bench.

The Nuggets received Green and Bates-Diop in the deal, and are expected to waive Green, who is out for the season with a broken foot. Vonleh has appeared in 29 games and put up 4.1 points and four rebounds in less than 13 minutes per contest.

Capela had spent his entire National Basketball Association career in Houston after the Rockets selected him as the No. 25 overall pick in the 2014 draft.