The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired forward Robert Covington from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Trevor Ariza, the Blazer’s 16th pick in the 2020 NBA draft, and a protected 2021 1st rnd pick.
The traded will have to wait to be approved till after the draft Wednesday as teams cannot trade consecutive picks.
The Blazers upgraded the guarantee on Ariza’s contract to $7 million as part of the deal.
Ariza was aqcuired by Portland in the trade that sent Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver to the Kings. He played 21 games with Portland, averaging 11 points and 4.8 rebounds. He missed the NBA restart in Orlando.
Covington played 22 games with Houston averaging 11.6 points and 8 rebounds. He is averaging 6.6 three point attempts a game is shooting 35% from deep. He made the NBA All-Defensive 1st team in 2018.