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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington (ankle) is expected to play on Wednesday according to coach Brett Brown even though he sat out of Sunday's practice.
RoCo tweaked his right ankle during Friday's preseason game and didn't return, but the 76ers were just being cautious. He had a really rough preseason, but he's looking at heavy minutes on a banged up 76ers' roster. He will be a nice source of 3-pointers and steals and is worth targeting towards the end of the middle rounds. Oct 23 - 1:01 PM

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Robert Covington suffered a right ankle sprain and did not return on Friday.

He was originally getting re-taped to come back in the game, but the team wisely changed its mind. There's been no word on RoCo missing time going forward and we would consider him probable for the opener right now. With Ben Simmons (foot) out, expect Covington to be a stud for steals and treys. He's a solid pick in the late middle rounds.
Oct 21 - 11:56 PM

Robert Covington missed practice on Monday due to a migraine.

The 76ers have one more preseason game on Friday vs. the Heat, so Covington should be considered questionable. Hollis Thompson missed practice with an illness, so Jerami Grant could be looking at a heavy workload Friday.
Oct 17 - 12:49 PM

Robert Covington scored seven points in 23 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, shooting 2-of-7 from the field (all 3-pointers).

Covington added seven rebounds, one assist and two steals. He obviously has the green light from deep after shooting 35.3 percent from 3-point range last season, and the 76ers will need him to step up on offense with Ben Simmons (foot) out indefinitely. He's a nice source of 3-pointers and steals and should be available towards the end of the middle rounds.
Oct 4 - 10:08 PM

Robert Covington said he wants to be more of a three-and-D player.

That's not a big change from what he is now. Whether the opposition's best offensive weapon is a shooting guard or small forward, it's usually RoCo stepping up for the tall defensive task. Regarding his treys, Covington ranked first among non-guards for attempts from deep after the break, making a respectable 37.3 percent from there. While the 76ers have added depth, it doesn't look like it'll hurt Covington. He's a very nice target in the late-middle rounds.
Sep 26 - 3:07 PM

Robert Covington said the "possibilities are endless" for the 76ers next season.

"We’ve been in games. It’s just a matter of us finishing, but that’s one part of being a pro," Covington said of the 76ers' 10-72 record last season. "We’re very young, so that’s one thing we have to get together and understand. Once we do that, the possibilities are endless." Covington is still the favorite to start at small forward because Ben Simmons and Dario Saric are better suited at the four, and it's no secret that Philly needs his floor spacing. Covington returned top-65 value in standard leagues last season, averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.5 treys in just 28.4 minutes per game.
Source: Slam online
Aug 13 - 10:03 AM

Robert Covington could be included in a trade with the Hawks.

To be clear, nothing is imminent. With the 76ers likely to draft Ben Simmons, they aren't going to need Covington to man their small forward position as much. Covington's defense was solid last year while scoring 12.8 points per game. He would lose value with the Hawks.
Jun 2 - 9:38 PM

Robert Covington finished his season finale with 27 points and six 3-pointers in a loss vs. Chicago on Wednesday, making 7-of-17 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs with six boards, two assists and one steal.

"When he gets a clean look at the rim, he’s as pretty of a shooter as their is in the NBA," said coach Brett Brown. The Sixers' coach also stressed that Covington needs to focus on good shot selection, however, after watching him launch 17 threes vs. the Bucks on Sunday. Assuming the Sixers don't make any major additions this summer, Covington should once again provide mid-round value as a perimeter gunner next year.
Apr 14 - 12:06 AM

Robert Covington followed up Friday's 30-point eruption with 19 points, eight rebounds, three steals and five 3-pointers, though he shot just 6-of-20 from the field.

Covington has made at least five 3-pointers in 11 games this season and he's connected on 12 in the past two games alone. Perimeter shooting is crucial for his fantasy value, as 62.8 percent of his attempts have come from beyond the arc this season, but he's also chipping in 6.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks in just 27.9 minutes per game.
Apr 10 - 8:03 PM

Robert Covington scored 30 points during a 109-102 loss to the Knicks on Friday with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and seven 3-pointers.

Sam Hinkie spent a whole paragraph praising Covington in his resignation letter and Covington did him proud. He'll be getting plenty of shots in the first unit with Isaiah Canaan (shoulder) out for the season. Expect Covington to turn in a couple more gems in the final three games.
Apr 8 - 11:24 PM

Robert Covington hit just 3-of-16 shots and 1-of-10 3-pointers for 12 points, but also had eight rebounds, three assists and four steals in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.

Covington's not playing particularly well right now, but the minutes and usage are there, making him worth using in most formats the rest of the way. He can't shoot it any worse than he did against the Pelicans and his 36 minutes easily led the way for the Sixers.
Apr 5 - 9:27 PM

Robert Covington picked up a start for Hollis Thompson (illness) on Saturday against the Pacers, scoring nine points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers.

Thompson was scratched literally right at tip-off with Covington on the floor to replace him. If Thompson can make it back for Tuesday, Covington would likely move back to the bench. Regardless, he'll have a nice role with minutes at both forward spots. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Apr 2 - 10:14 PM

Robert Covington made 2-of-8 from the field for six points against the Hornets on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He didn't really lose much playing time with Jerami Grant returning. There's a decent chance Covington sticks in a bench role because he can play both forward spots and coach Brett Brown can mix him in multiple lineups. He's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Apr 1 - 9:24 PM

Robert Covington will come off the bench against the Hornets on Friday.

He should still see big minutes and get minutes at both forward spots tonight. Even with Jerami Grant (leg) returning, Covington should still be in season-long lineups.
Apr 1 - 6:28 PM

Robert Covington started at power forward on Tuesday and had 18 points, seven boards, three steals and six 3-pointers.

He was in foul trouble, finishing with five, or his line could have been even better. As it stands, it was a fine effort by Covington and he should be good to go the rest of the way for the league's worst team.
Mar 29 - 9:25 PM

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All Positions
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2T.J. McConnell
3Sergio Rodriguez
4Anthony Barber
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
4Brandon Paul
SF1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Jerami Grant
4James Webb III
C1Joel Embiid
2Nerlens Noel
3Jahlil Okafor
4Richaun Holmes