The Houston Rockets appear to be as aggressive as any team in the days leading up to the 2020 NBA trade deadline. Clint Capela is reportedly being shopped around the league as the Rockets look to add a swingman and potentially a backup center for the second half of the season.

Robert Covington has also been in trade rumors and could be a fit for the Rockets. Finding a way to acquire the forward from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have no need for Capela with Karl-Anthony Towns on the roster, might not be easy.

Houston has reportedly explored various scenarios in which they would trade Capela and turn some of the assets they receive into Covington.

According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the Brooklyn Nets turned down the Rockets’ offer of Capela for a package that included Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince. Houston also discussed a three-way trade that would’ve sent Capela to the Atlanta Hawks, Covington to the Rockets and the Nets’ first-round draft pick (owned by Atlanta) to the Timberwolves.

Minnesota hoped to include Brooklyn’s pick and their own first-rounder in a trade for Golden State Warriors’ guard D’Angelo Russell. The Warriors declined the Timberwolves’ offer and the aforementioned three-way proposal was put on hold, according to O’Connor.

The Hawks and Rockets might end up finding a way to make a deal work. The Capela trade rumors began Sunday when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Atlanta was among the teams that were having discussions with Houston.

Even though they are already out of the playoff race, the Hawks appear interested in improving their roster this season. Having All-Star starter Trae Young in the backcourt hasn’t stopped Atlanta from posting the East’s worst record before the trade deadline. Capela could be a strong pick-and-roll partner for Young and provide a defensive upgrade over John Collins.

Atlanta doesn’t have a wing that Houston is eyeing. Brooklyn’s first-round pick won’t help the Rockets make a run to the 2020 NBA Finals.

Maybe Houston will find a way to include the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-way deal. The Rockets are interested in acquiring Andre Iguodala, according to Wojnarowski. Memphis is trying to trade the three-time champion, who has not played all year and reportedly doesn't plan to suit up for the Grizzlies.

Igoudala is reportedly hoping for a buyout so he can sign with either the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers.

The Boston Celtics have also been linked to Capela.

Capela is averaging 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Houston is 9-1 without the 25-year-old this season.