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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington scored 24 points to go along with 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss in Orlando.
Covington posted a tremendous all-around stat line for his fantasy owners. He has eight or rebounds in four consecutive games while averaging 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocked shots during the span. He was much hotter on the offensive end toward the end of February, but he remains a solid fantasy option for his work on the glass, as well as on the defensive end of the floor. Mar 20 - 10:58 PM

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Robert Covington scored 16 points with eight rebounds, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday.

He did suffer a left shoulder injury in the third quarter of this game. Covington had a trainer look at him and had some treatment on the bench, but he was able to return and looked fine. Coach Brett Brown continues to stagger RoCo away from Dario Saric at times, which has opened up plenty of backup PF minutes for him. Covington isn't quite as hot as he was a few weeks ago, but he's still a must-start player.
Mar 19 - 4:26 PM

Robert Covington played through his knee injury and hit just 1-of-8 shots for seven points, but also had nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's tough 106-104 loss to the Warriors.

Covington shot it like this all the time for the first half of the season, but has really turned his season around lately. And while his shot was broken tonight, it was nice to see him out there after missing his last game, and he salvaged a solid stat line on a night when it could have gone the other way. Even with tonight's dud, Ro-Co is still averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.5 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last four games. Enjoy it while it lasts, as the Sixers won't likely have room for Covington to have this big a role next season, assuming guys like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are healthy.
Mar 15 - 1:44 AM

Robert Covington (sore right knee) is available to play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

Barring a setback, RoCo should be in the starting lineup. Covington was listed as out early this morning, but he was upgraded to probable after looking good at the morning shootaround. His owners in season-long leagues will want to make sure he's active in lineups. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely return to the bench.
Mar 14 - 9:03 PM

Robert Covington (sore right knee) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors.

From being listed as out, to questionable, and now probable, Covington looks to be on track to return from a one-game stint on the sidelines tonight. He was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. With RoCo back in action, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely return to the bench, and he loses a lot of appeal with the demotion to the second unit.
Mar 14 - 2:06 PM

Robert Covington (sore right knee) participated in the Sixers shootaround and has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

Covington was listed as "out" in the initial release of the game notes, which serves as a reminder to always take such information with a grain of salt. The fact that RoCo was active at the team's shootaround is clearly a sign that he is progressing in the right direction. It appears this may be a game-time decision. If Covington does not play, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (coming off a career-high 18 points) is expected to draw another start.
Mar 14 - 1:24 PM

Robert Covington (sore right knee) is listed as "out" in the game notes for Tuesday's matchup vs. the Warriors.

It is important to note that this is only a 'game notes' designation, so there is a possibility that Covington's status will be revised later in the day. We should get an update after the Sixers shootaround. RoCo injured his knee late in Saturday's game and was subsequently held out of Sunday's contest. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot started in place of Covington on Sunday and scored a career-high 18 points in 27 minutes.
Mar 14 - 11:06 AM

Robert Covington (sore right knee) will not play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

Covington hurt himself late in Saturday's game and had a limp leaving the court, but he did remain on the bench. This sounds like a precautionary absence but owners should consider him questionable to return vs. Golden State on Tuesday. Justin Anderson, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Gerald Henderson stand to gain the most in his absence.

Robert Covington scored 13 points with six rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He did suffer what looked like a minor right knee issue late in the game. Covington had a slight limp coming off the floor in the final minute and sat on the floor near the bench to flex his leg. He had a trainer look at him for a few seconds and then sat down on the bench. For now, Covington should be good to go for Sunday, but you may want to check back Sunday evening. No news is good news on this front and there were no reports from the team or reporters outside of what we noticed during the game.
Mar 11 - 7:03 PM

Robert Covington hit 10-of-21 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 40 minutes of Thursday's 114-108 overtime loss to the Blazers.

Covington's big night helped render Justin Anderson useless and the days of Covington not being able to make a shot are becoming a distant memory. He still has the occasional poor shooting night and will probably never be a field goal percentage savior, but he's averaging 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and 2.8 3-pointers over his last five games. And as long as he's doing that, we can live with the 41 percent shooting over that stretch.
Mar 10 - 1:13 AM

Robert Covington scored eight points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

Nobody has racked up the steals like RoCo, but he couldn't get any tonight. That snaps his 19-game streak with at least one steal, which was the second longest active streak in the NBA behind Draymond Green's 20. Covington's subpar game is nothing to worry about and clearly the depleted 76ers roster has led to Covington being an elite fantasy play.
Mar 4 - 8:52 PM

Robert Covington blocked a career-high five shots against the Knicks on Friday with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

What has gotten into Lord Robert Covington? He blocked four of the five starters in this game -- Lance Thomas twice, didn't block Kristaps Porzingis. He's been absurd in the defensive stats lately and he's making shots, too. Since returning from injury 11 games ago, he's averaged 16.9 points, 7.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.2 blocks, 2.7 steals and 2.7 treys on 42.3 percent from the field. The added minutes at power forward have been huge and he has been a top-10 player in that span.
Mar 3 - 11:30 PM

Robert Covington hit 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and four steals in 35 minutes of Monday's 119-108 loss to the Warriors.

Covington's season has been full of ups and downs, but he's playing very well right now, averaging 19 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 3.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 3.2 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. If you stuck with him through the tough times this year, he's really paying dividends these days.
Feb 27 - 9:55 PM

Robert Covington made 7-of-19 from the field for 20 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

For the second night in a row, Covington picked up 100 percent of the backup power forward minutes to go with his starters minutes at the three. Following this game and a 25-point, 11-board gem on Friday, it's clear the Dario Saric isn't the only one benefiting from the Ersan Ilyasova and Nerlens Noel deals. While he didn't have his shot working today, RoCo is as hot as anyone as a stat-stuffer right now.
Feb 25 - 10:28 PM

Robert Covington torched the Wizards on Friday night, scoring 25 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, four steals and five 3-pointers.

He made 9-of-14 from the field as the 76ers offense was hitting on all cylinders. Covington has been on fire in the last 30 days, averaging 16.3 points, 7.6 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.7 treys on a respectable 43.7 percent from the field in those 12 games. Due to injuries and Ersan Ilyasova heading to the ATL, RoCo will be in his best position all season and is a must-start player.
Feb 24 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1T.J. McConnell
2Sergio Rodriguez
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dario Saric
2Ben Simmons
3Shawn Long
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Richaun Holmes
4Tiago Splitter