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The Houston Rockets are reportedly rocking again.
ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski announced Monday the Rockets will trade Robert Covington with the Portland Trail Blazers for Trevor Arisa, the 1
He noted that the trade can be finalized only after the project is prepared.
This is another move for the Rockets, who have already parted ways with general manager Daryl Moray and head coach Mike D’Antoni. It may not be the last as well Jonathan figs from The Houston Chronicle announced that Russell Westbrook wants to be traded so he can be “himself” on the floor.
What else, Войнаровски James Harden declined a two-year, $ 103 million contract extension because “it focuses exclusively on trading with the Brooklyn Nets.”
Houston’s loss will be a Portland win, as the Covington could give the Blazers someone to play against Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and take advantage of the open space as a 35.6 percent three-point career scorer. .
He is also a solid secondary scorer who receives average double-digit amounts each season after a rookie in 2013-14. The result is 12.7 points per game in a career that includes stops for the Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Covington can also contribute on the defensive side as a bounce option and a solid perimeter that bothers shooters with its length. Opponents shot 3.8 percentage points worse than their normal average of three points last season when he defended them for NBA.com.
Portland can use the protective aid, considering it complete 27th in the league in a defensive rating in 2019-20.
As for Ariza, he at least offers a veteran option for the Rockets and can hit from the outside, as well as a 35.2 percent three-point shooter in his career. It would be helpful if Harden and Westbrook still draw so much defensive attention to Houston.