Houston and Portland have agreed on an exchange involving forward Robert Covington (29 years old, 201 cm).
The Rockets will be sent to the Blazers of Covington, receiving in return for striker Trevor Ariza (35 years, 203 cm) as well as the 16th pick in the 2020 draft and the peak of the first round of the future draft.
Houston acquired Covington during the 2019/20 season, parting with main center Clint Capela for him. The Texas forward averaged 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals.
After the season ended, the Rockets left head coach Mike D’Anthony and general manager Daryl Morey. It became known that club stars Russell Westbrook and James Harden are asking to exchange them.
Atlanta prepares to make a serious offer to Joe Harris
Atlanta is preparing to make a serious offer to Brooklyn striker Joe Harris, who will become an unrestricted free agent, according to Sports Illustrated insider Sam Emiko.
The Hawks payroll allows the club to make significant acquisitions in the free agency market this year. Harris is considered one of the top three-point shooters in the league.
Last season, the Nets sniper averaged 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, making 48.6 percent of field goals and 42.4 percent of shots from outside the arc.
Clippers show interest in Chris Dunn to become a free agent
Chicago has no plans to qualify point guard Chris Dunn (26, 191cm), NBC Sports Chicago journalist KC Johnson reported.
Dunn will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. Several teams in the league are showing interest in the 26-year-old, one of which is the Clippers.
In the 19/20 season, Dunn played 51 games for the Bulls, averaging 7.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals.
Robin Lopez becomes a free agent
Milwaukee center Robin Lopez (32 years, 213 cm) will refuse the option of contract extension for the 2020/2021 season worth 5 million dollars and will become a free agent, according to insider Adrian Wojnarovski.