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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 five points with three rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.
It was also one of his worst defensive games in quite some time with DeMar DeRozan keeping Covington on his heels. This was a garbage time special, so there's no need to worry here. Start RoCo in all leagues. Oct 21 - 10:23 PM

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Robert Covington scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting against the Celtics in 27 minutes.

He went off for 29 points in the season opener with six 3-pointers, but tonight's line was probably closer to what we can expect moving forward (with some steals). He grabbed two rebounds with two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, and should be a fun player to own all season for his money stats. He'll get a nice bump on Saturday with Joel Embiid (rest) out.
Oct 21 - 1:36 AM

Robert Covington scored 29 points during Wednesday's 120-115 loss, making 9-of-15 shots with seven 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist.

Covington fell one point shy of his career-high tonight, despite playing a modest 29 minutes. He's going to get a ton of open looks with teams distracted by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and this certainly helps answer lingering questions about his role this season.
Oct 18 - 10:18 PM

Robert Covington and J.J. Redick will get the night off to rest on Monday vs. Boston.

Both players are healthy and are currently penciled in to start on the wings in Philly this season. With those guys out, we could see a lot of Justin Anderson, Nik Stauskas, Furkan Korkmaz and Timothe Luwawu (knee).
Oct 9 - 11:08 AM

Robert Covington scored seven points with seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Celtics on Friday.

It'll be bombs away for RoCo and he now has a whopping 17 attempts from deep in just 46 preseason minutes. Consequently, his field goal percentage is likely going to be brutal, but he's a threat to average over two treys and two steals per game. He's a great guy to pair with Russell Westbrook on a FG% punt team for standard H2H leagues.
Oct 6 - 9:19 PM

Jerryd Bayless, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Ben Simmons and Amir Johnson will start against the Celtics on Friday.

Covington was listed as probable due to his knee soreness, but it was likely a precaution after surgery this past offseason. He's a great bet to start and he did play some minutes at the four on Wednesday. Give RoCo a look at the start of the second half of your draft, but don't expect too much offense.
Oct 6 - 5:37 PM

Robert Covington (knee) is probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

He was limited at Thursday's practice with right knee soreness, but it was likely by design to keep his workload down. Covington looked really strong in the preseason opener with 13 points (4-of-11 FGs), five rebounds, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers. He's an excellent mid-round pick and the 76ers are expecting big things from him on both ends of the court.
Oct 5 - 1:46 PM

Robert Covington said he would prefer to sign a contract extension with the Sixers.

Covington and the Sixers will be able to agree to an extension in November. If the two sides do not reach an agreement, RoCo will become an unrestricted free agent in July. The Sixers have plenty of young, talented players on their roster, but Covington's defensive contributions will be crucial for Philly if they are to make a run at the playoffs this season.
Sep 26 - 10:35 AM

Robert Covington (right knee surgery) said he was medically cleared to play back in July and that he's been playing 5-on-5 for the past month.

Covington underwent a procedure to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee back in April, but it sounds like he'll be 100 percent entering training camp. He'll likely start at small forward for the 76ers this season, and while he might not receive quite as many touches in the offense with the improved talent around him, he may be able to improve his field goal percentage. He should also continue to be an elite source of steals and will be well worth a mid-round pick on draft day.
Sep 25 - 3:07 PM

Brett Brown said he sees Robert Covington "starting and ending" games for the 76ers this season.

The 76ers will likely be rolling out a starting five of Markelle Fultz, J.J. Redick, Covington, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid (knee) when the 2017-18 season begins, with Dario Saric being used in a sixth man type role. Covington should be able to score at a more efficient rate this season with the improved offense around him, and it sounds like he'll still be a significant part of the rotation, so he could turn out to be one of the better value picks towards the middle rounds on draft day.

Robert Covington said he's working hard to add elements to his offensive game.

"I’ve been working on a lot more stuff off the dribble, a lot of different finishes, different floaters, different ways to get to the basket," Covington said "[I’ve been working on] creating also because I know a lot of people know I can shoot already, but I have to broaden aspects of my game." Covington took 413 shots from long range compared to 210 at the rim last season, so that's one of the reasons why his FG percentage was so low. Covington is already an elite fantasy asset in terms of triples and defensive stats, but he would get a huge bump in value if he can score more efficiently. He's on the board as a mid-round pick and is expected to be ready for camp after having knee surgery back in April.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 31 - 10:59 AM

Robert Covington (knee) said he plans to be ready for the start of training camp.

He had surgery on his torn meniscus on Apr. 18, so he has plenty of time to rehab and be ready. Covington was a league-winning kind of player in fantasy, but he'll be in a different role on a team looking to make the playoffs. In fact, RoCo had a 20.2 usage rate when he wasn't with Joel Embiid last season, but that plummeted to 15.6 with him. Plus, Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick and Markelle Fultz are in the mix. He can still have value because of his steals and treys, but he's not someone to aggressively target in fantasy.
Aug 26 - 3:49 PM

The 76ers can offer Robert Covington an extension for up to $39 million over four years this summer.

The 76ers recently picked up their team option on Covington, so he will be on the books for just $1.5 million in 2017-18. Covington will more than likely be looking for a larger deal, so the two sides might wait until Nov. 15 when he will be eligible for more money -- that will be his three year anniversary with Philly. Covington was fourth in the league in steals (1.9 per game) last season with 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 triples, but his field goal percentage (39.9 percent) was an issue. He's one of Philly's best defenders and perimeter shooters, so he should have a nice role in 2017-18.
Jun 15 - 10:23 AM

The 76ers have picked up their team option on Robert Covington for the 2017-18 season.

Covington is on the books for a mere $1.5 million next season, so this was an incredibly easy decision for the 76ers to make, and the franchise will reportedly try and work out an extension with RoCo this summer. Covington is currently recovering from a relatively minor knee procedure, but he's fully expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Jun 14 - 11:22 AM

The 76ers are hoping to sign Robert Covington to a contract extension during the offseason.

He currently has one of the best contracts in the NBA as he's scheduled to make $1.5 million for the final year of his deal. The 76ers can't afford to risk letting Covington walk as an unrestricted free agent next summer, so an extension is likely a top priority for the franchise. The forward had surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee back in mid-April, but he should be cleared to resume basketball activities sometime in June. The 26-year-old wing is a fantasy stud and posted averages of 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.9 steals and 2.0 treys on his way to a top-40 finish in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
May 14 - 10:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Markelle Fultz
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1J.J. Redick
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Amir Johnson
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor