The Houston Rockets continue to shake things up, and whether is on the court on the front office, they're making sure they have new faces for the coming season.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Robert Covington has been traded to the Portland Trail-Blazers. In return, the Rockets will receive Trevor Ariza, the 16th. pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and a 2021 protected first-round pick.
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
Portland, who currently have the second longest playoff streak in the league, have clarified they got one of the best backcourts with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Now, they add more shooting to the squad, as Covington is a 33% career 3pt shooter.
The 29 year-old arrived to Houston following a brief stint with the Timberwolves. In his time with the Rockets, 'Roco' averaged 11.6 points, 8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
While for Houston, Ariza is a good addition but is still unknown what the future awaits for them, as their stars Russell Westbrook and James Harden reportedly want out of there.
The 35 year-old veteran played 53 games last season with Portland, averaging 8 points and almost 5 rebounds per contest, while shooting 43% from the field. Ariza missed the NBA restart in Orlando by committing instead to a one-month visitation window with his 12 year-old son.