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Robert Covington | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington made 4-of-15 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
He had a ton of open looks, but just couldn't knock them down. Covington had a great start tonight and continues to look better off the dribble on the wing. He's just fine and should be owned in all leagues. Dec 15 - 10:23 PM

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Robert Covington scored a team-high 24 points against the Grizzlies on Saturday with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He actually had Tony Allen stuck on him for much of this game and he showed off some nice drives to the bucket. Amazingly, 100 percent of Covington's field goal makes have been either at the rim or from beyond the arc, so he learned a few things from the Rockets. He should be owned in all leagues.
Dec 13 - 11:05 PM

Robert Covington stayed hot in his first start of his career against the Nets on Friday, scoring 20 points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He is the 76ers' trigger man and with the way their guards like to drive to the hoop, Covington is going to be getting a lot of looks from deep. All 10 of his shots from the field tonight were from beyond the arc and he'll have a chance to average multiple triples per game. He should remain owned in all leagues.
Dec 12 - 11:49 PM

Robert Covington will start next to Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel against the Nets on Friday.

That means C Henry Sims will come off the bench and Nerlens Noel will slide over to center. This is exactly what his owners wanted to see with Tony Wroten making his return to the lineup. Michael Carter-Williams has been able to get into the paint, so he should provide some nice catch-and-shoot treys for Covington. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Dec 12 - 6:14 PM

Robert Covington made 3-of-11 from the field for nine points with five rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

After setting a career high in scoring for three consecutive games before tonight, the shots were there and they just didn't drop. Covington looks like a legit threat to lead the 76ers frontcourt in scoring and he should be better than tonight. Keep him owned in standard leagues.
Dec 10 - 11:50 PM

Coach Brett Brown said on Monday that Robert Covington is better than he thought on offense.

He did mention he'll need to improve on defense. Covington has emerged as the primary bench option, but it should be interesting to see how he co-exists with Tony Wroten on Wednesday. Covington has set a new career high in scoring in each of his last three, so he should be owned in all standard leagues to see what happens.
Dec 8 - 3:03 PM

Robert Covington scored a career-high 25 points against the Pistons on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Coach Brett Brown has said before that he was looking to get Covington some extra shots tonight and that rang true. He's scored a career high in points for each of his last three games and is one of the hottest players among the non-stars. It's time to pick him up in all standard leagues.
Dec 6 - 10:18 PM

Robert Covington stayed hot against the Thunder on Friday with a career-high 21 points, adding six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

Coach Brett Brown didn't want to play him last week, but now he seems to in favor of giving his two best small forwards more run along with K.J. McDaniels. Covington lit it up in the D-League last season and is highly capable of putting up nice numbers as long as the minutes are there. They look like they are, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Although, he's going to have a very tough time scoring in the high teens once Tony Wroten comes back.
Dec 5 - 10:41 PM

Robert Covington played 31 minutes off the bench and hit 5-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for a career-high 17 points, four rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

Luc Mbah a Moute and Hollis Thompson are starting over Covington and K.J. McDaniels, which doesn't make a lot of sense. Covington's minutes have been all over the place but the Sixers finally turned him loose tonight. He's far from a must-own player, but tonight was his coming out party and the Sixers won their first game of the season. His previous season high in minutes was 17, but if Brett Brown starts giving him 25-30 minutes a night, he'll be worth grabbing. Make sure he's on your radar.
Dec 4 - 1:17 AM

Robert Covington turned in a 100.0 effective field goal percentage against the Knicks on Saturday, making 4-of-6 from the field for 14 points with four rebounds and four 3-pointers.

He's leading the team in plus-minus and the 76ers are just a better team when he's out there. His minutes should be on the rise, so owners in deeper leagues might want to be a couple steps ahead of the curve and make a move. Covington does offer nice upside, as well.
Nov 23 - 12:56 AM

Robert Covington made his 76ers debut on Monday against the Spurs with six points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 17 minutes.

He checked in during the second quarter and his minutes will likely be on the rise. Covington played both forward spots for the 76ers and that could continue. He's a player to grab in deep leagues and could emerge as a standard league asset.
Nov 18 - 1:00 AM

Coach Brett Brown said Robert Covington promised him he would play defense.

"He's a shooter," Brown said. "So the challenge will be to get him to guard." Covington was the first pick in the D-League draft and was third in the D-League for scoring in 2013-14. He doesn't take mid-range jumpers with only 8.3 percent of his shots last year coming from that distance while in the D-League. He might not start hot, but it wouldn't be a shock to see him emerge as the wing to own in Philly.
Nov 17 - 4:14 PM

Robert Covington, who was signed out of the D-League on Saturday, will be available to play for the 76ers on Monday in San Antonio.

He has a huge opportunity for playing time in Philly and will likely see a good chunk of minutes right out of the gate. He is worthy of a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues can take a wait-and-see approach. Covington was the first pick in this year's D-League draft so he does possess some talent. At the very least, keep an eye on him going forward.
Nov 16 - 11:23 AM

Robert Covington is expected to join up with the 76ers on Saturday, while Chris Johnson is set to be waived.

The first pick in this year's D-League draft, Covington has a chance to crack the rotation in Philly and owners in deep leagues should definitely take notice. However, until he proves he can play at a high level, unlike his stint in Houston last season, owners in standard leagues can monitor him from the waiver wire.
Nov 15 - 12:54 PM

The 76ers are expected to sign SF Robert Covington out of the D-League.

Covington had a forgettable seven-game stint with the Rockets last season, but he was the first pick in this year's D-League draft and has a great chance to earn playing time in Philly's ever-changing rotation. He's worth a speculative add in very deep leagues, but everyone else should just keep an eye on him.
Nov 11 - 7:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Alexey Shved
SG1Hollis Thompson
2K.J. McDaniels
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Robert Covington
3JaKarr Sampson
4Andrei Kirilenko
5Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid