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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 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

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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.
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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

Robert Covington will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Charlotte, with Jerami Grant (knee) and Nerlens Noel (knee) unavailable.

Covington should see a ton of minutes for the short-handed 76ers tonight, and with a favorable matchup against Charlotte, he's certainly someone to consider in DFS. Ish Smith, Isaiah Canaan, Hollis Thompson and Carl Landry will join RoCo in the starting five for tonight's game.

Robert Covington started the second half of Sunday's game and finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes, making 6-of-12 shots with four 3-pointers.

Jerami Grant exited with a strained knee/quad early in the game, which thrust Covington into a bigger role as the Sixers' lead PF. His rebounding was critical as Philly's total rebound rate of 47.5 percent ranks 29th in the league, ahead of only the Hawks, and tonight they once again lost 44-37 on the boards. Covington belongs in all active lineups, whether or not Grant's injury costs him more games.
Mar 27 - 10:38 PM

Robert Covington (neck, concussion) returned to the lineup during a tough 104-103 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

He looked fine with lateral movement and he was back to being the trigger man again. The 76ers are likely going to have him play some decent minutes at the four and he should get over 30 minutes his next time out. He should be owned in all standard leagues again.
Mar 24 - 12:09 AM

Robert Covington (concussion, neck) will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

He has been expected to play for the past two days. With Covington back, there will be less playing time for Isaiah Canaan, Hollis Thompson and Nik Stauskas. Covington should be picked back up in all leagues.
Mar 23 - 2:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2Sergio Rodriguez
3T.J. McConnell
4Anthony Barber
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
4Brandon Paul
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3Hollis Thompson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Shawn Long
4James Webb III
C1Nerlens Noel
2Jahlil Okafor
3Joel Embiid
4Richaun Holmes
5Elton Brand