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Robert Covington | Guard/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington started hot during Saturday's win over the Nets, finishing with 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists, five steals, one block and three 3-pointers in just 24 minutes.
That's quite a line with his 34.3 usage rate and a net rating of 25.5 in the win. Covington is going to see a larger chunk of minutes at small forward and coach Brett Brown has already stressed the importance of him hitting 3-pointers. His upside isn't quite as high as last year, but he's certainly worth a look in the later rounds. Oct 10 - 6:10 PM

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Robert Covington spent a lot of time playing power forward during the 76ers' practice on Thursday.

Covington will be the 76ers' starting small forward on opening night, but it looks like Brett Brown is seriously considering using him as a stretch-four when Philly goes small. Multiple positions equates to steady minutes, and after averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.4 three-pointers per game with the Sixers last season, Covington is certainly someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day.
Oct 1 - 6:04 PM

76ers head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington could play some stretch four this season while Jerami Grant is playing the three.

Covington is projected to start at the three, but the fact that the 76ers want to play him multiple positions is an excellent sign. Covington averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 3-pointers in 27.9 minutes per game last season, so he is worth a look late in drafts.
Sep 30 - 12:15 PM

Robert Covington is feeling more comfortable with the 76ers.

Additionally, he's worked on his ballhandling this offseason. After being thrown into the fire last season, Covington has had the benefit of an entire offseason to get acclimated with the program. The current favorite to start at small forward, Covington is worth a look toward the back end of your draft for his ability to contribute in multiple categories.
Sep 28 - 1:26 PM

The small forward starting job is still Robert Covington's to lose.

There was some talk of Jerami Grant unseating Cov to help the Philly defense, but Grant is really going to have to shine at preseason to get the starting gig. Covington isn't quite as attractive with the 76ers have some sort of scoring options. Still, Covington is worth a look late in drafts as long as you're expecting him to take a step back from last season.
Sep 23 - 2:59 PM

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer said that Robert Covington may not be the starting small forward because the 76ers defense is too weak.

This would imply that Jerami Grant could have a legitimate shot to start at the three, but this is all speculation at the moment. Covington was phenomenal last season and his ability to stretch the floor will be crucial for them moving forward. Even if Covington ends up coming off the bench, he is still worth a look in the later rounds of drafts, while Grant could emerge as a decent option in deeper formats for his ability to rack up blocks.
Aug 21 - 1:58 PM

Robert Covington is "working on things that could make him the team's starting three," according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

With Nik Stauska set to take more minutes at the two, Covington is more likely to be logging minutes at the three. His main competition to be the starter will likely come from Jerami Grant, who may shift from being a power forward. Covington had multiple-week stretches of being a top-25 player in standard leagues last season, so he's a sneaky pick in the second half of a draft.
Aug 10 - 2:49 PM

Robert Covington turned the ball over a career-high 10 times during a 107-97 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding 25 points, seven boards, one assist, one steal, four blocks and one 3-pointer.

If not for the turnovers, this would have been one of his best games in a while. Covington's slump from last month is clearly over and he's scored at least 22 points in each of his last three games. Expect him to have another 20-point game on Wednesday against the Heat.
Apr 14 - 12:35 AM

Robert Covington scored a team-high 22 points during a 114-107 loss to the Bulls on Saturday, adding three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He left the game due to a leg injury, but there was no sign of him going to the locker room and it doesn't sound serious. Covington should be ready to go on Monday against the Bucks. He'll offer a big upside with the 76ers missing so many offensive weapons. Start him in all leagues, but keep an eye out for an injury update.
Apr 11 - 11:13 PM

Robert Covington started on Wednesday and hit 8-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.

It's hard to tell when Covington will be starting or coming off the bench, but he's played very well in his last three games, and is averaging 28.2 minutes, 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.8 3-pointers over his last five. The only downside is his occasional benching, as well as his 39 percent shooting from the field.
Apr 8 - 9:52 PM

Robert Covington will replace JaKarr Sampson in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

Jason Richardson (rest) isn't active tonight, meaning Covington should get plenty of run and should be considered a must-start option in all leagues for his upside in 3-pointers. The 76ers' rotations constantly change and Covington could very well be back on the bench Sunday, so his owners should be prepared to see another dip in value when that happens.
Apr 4 - 11:49 AM

Robert Covington came off the bench on Wednesday and hit just 2-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for six points, five boards, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

He would have been fine had his shot been falling and his replacement, Jerami Grant, was nearly invisible. Don't give up on Covington just yet, despite the demotion.
Apr 1 - 10:43 PM

Robert Covington will shift to the 76ers bench on Wednesday, with Jerami Grant (illness) taking his spot in the starting lineup.

This does Covington's fantasy value no favors. His stats take a hit across the board when he's coming off the bench as opposed to starting, including points (-4.9), 3-pointers (-1.0), rebounds (1.6), assists (-1.6), assists (-0.7) and steals (-0.9).
Apr 1 - 6:51 PM

Robert Covington scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in the Sixers' 113-111 loss to the Lakers in Monday's Tank Bowl 2015.

Yeah, the Knicks out-tanked both teams despite the fact they were trying to win for much of the year, but let's give credit where credit is due. The Sixers have embraced the tank organizationally for years now and the Lakers are now resting anybody with a pulse so they don't have to give their first round pick to ... you guessed it ... Philadelphia. In case we weren't clear, both teams are losing games on purpose so they can get better draft picks. Covington should be owned in most standard formats.
Mar 31 - 1:11 AM

Robert Covington led the 76ers' balanced attack on Sunday, scoring 19 points with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in a tough loss to the Cavs.

He shot 7-of-13 from the field overall and only turned the ball over once in 31 minutes, the first time he's exceeded the 30-minute mark since Feb. 23. This was a stellar bounce-back for Covington, who had just two points on Friday, and he has a high enough ceiling to be active in all but the shallowest leagues.
Mar 29 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Kendall Marshall
4Pierre Jackson
5T.J. McConnell
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Hollis Thompson
3Scottie Wilbekin
4J.P. Tokoto
5Jordan McRae
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Carl Landry
3Richaun Holmes
4Christian Wood
5Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid
3Furkan Aldemir