Former Sixer Robert Covington Traded to Houston, Capela to Atlanta in 4-Team Deal

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Cancel your Robert Covington Reunion Tour plans, pack your shirseys away, and pour one out for dreams of Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle, and RoCo terrorizing opposing backcourts. The former Sixer is has been traded to the Houston Rockets in a pretty massive four-team trade with direct trade implications for the Sixers:

But wait, there’s more. As details emerged overnight, the originally reported WOJBOMB was updated to include more players, upping the total to twelve:

To Houston:

  • Robert Covington
  • Jordan Bell

To Minnesota:

  • Malik Beasley
  • Juan Hernangomez
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Evan Turner
  • 1st Round Pick (from Atlanta, via Brooklyn)

To Denver:

  • Keita Bates-Diop
  • Noah Vonleh
  • Shabazz Napier
  • Gerald Green
  • 1st Round Pick (from Houston)

To Atlanta:

  • Clint Capela
  • Nene

It’s the largest trade in terms of players moved in a single deal since the New York Knicks shipped Patrick Ewing to Seattle in 2000.

Anyway, it turns out a bunch of rumors swirling ahead of the trade deadline were correct, as Capela was coveted by Atlanta and Houston GM Daryl Morey reportedly wanted to add a skilled 3-and-D wing in Covington.

Good news for the Sixers in that this takes Capela off the board for the Celtics, while potential target Malik Beasley’s move to the T’Wolves might be a bit of a blow to Elton Brand.

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12 Responses

    1. I think he plans on playing ‘goodbye yellow brick road’ and then walking off into the sunset.

      The sixers suck and have been a shitty organization since they were sold.

      They should really just move to a different city and save everyone the trouble.

      The Wells Fargo Center is only good for concerts and disney on ice.
      Everything else their is shit.

    2. Elton should just stand pat. They are not going nowhere with this roster. Guaranteed Ben and Embiid care more about making the All Star game over winning in the playoffs

  1. This team is screwed. If people are dreaming of Covington WTF. It looked like the parts fit badly and holy shit they do. Just ownership pop out of your rabbit holes and fire Brown.

  2. but but but my liberal sports talk radio brain washed me and assured me before the season that this was a championship caliber team. I even creamed my undies when softy aussie made a 3 pointer! ugghhhh why do you lie to me media! whyyyyyyyyy

  3. Everytime this towel waving fool shows up at road games the team loses. He was at the Heat game sitting in the first row behind the basket. Tell him to stick with what he knows best providing apartments with no heat or hot water for college students

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