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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 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

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Robert Covington will start and is expected to get minutes as the backup power forward against the Wizards on Friday.

Justin Anderson is also expected to see a little run at the four. This actually isn't new for either with Covington coming up as a power forward in the Houston system and Anderson getting run at the four under coach Rick Carlisle at times. Plus, with Ersan Ilyasova out, RoCo should be the primary trigger man. If he can hit shots, he should have some big nights going forward.
Feb 24 - 5:42 PM

Robert Covington (head) said he's "fine" after leaving Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics early in the fourth quarter.

"I hit it on the chair pretty hard," Covington said after the game. "I didn’t black out or anything. I didn’t get dizzy. It just started ringing and I had to sit there for a second. Overall, all I think it is right now is a headache." He added that he doesn't think he has a concussion, but we'll let you know if the 76ers run any tests on him. For now, expect the stat-stuffing machine to be ready to go when the 76ers return from the break.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 16 - 12:05 PM

Robert Covington (head contusion) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and will not return.

He hit his head and was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Covington was having a monster night in Boston, but he was down for a couple minutes and could have a concussion. He finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and no turnovers.
Feb 15 - 9:49 PM

Robert Covington filled the stat sheet in Monday's win over Charlotte, racking up 17 points with five boards, two assists, three steals, one block and three triples.

He only shot 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, but his owners are more than happy to live with his volatile FG percentage if he keeps producing lines like these. For the past two weeks, RoCo has been a top-35 play in standard leagues with averages of 14.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers. Stud.
Feb 13 - 10:14 PM

Robert Covington scored 19 points with seven rebounds, two blocks, four steals and five 3-pointers in against the Heat on Saturday.

His hand injury hasn't seemed to affect him too much. In his four games since the injury, Covington averaged 13.0 points, 6.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.3 treys on 35.4 percent from the field. Obviously that shooting line is a tough pill to shallow, but he is filling it up in the counting stats and should be owned in standard leagues.
Feb 11 - 11:09 PM

Robert Covington helped the Sixers hang tough with the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, two steals and one block in 38 minutes of action.

Covington made 6-of-14 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs, showing no ill effects from his recent hand injury. He didn't turn the ball over once tonight and his ability to contribute across the board has pegged him to third-round roto value in the past month. He's a must-start player until further notice.
Feb 8 - 11:04 PM

Robert Covington (bruised right hand) returned to action on Monday with 11 points, four rebounds, three steals and one assist in 29 minutes vs. the Pistons.

Covington shot 2-of-11 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line, but owners should obviously cut him some slack. After a brutal start to the season, Covington had recovered with top-40 value in the past month while averaging 13.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting, 2.3 triples, 6.9 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.1 blocks. He's exceptional in roto leagues, and has enough multi-cat appeal to carry his weight in points leagues.
Feb 6 - 11:16 PM

Robert Covington (hand) will start on Monday vs. Detroit.

Covington got in a full practice on Sunday and he was listed as probable, so no surprises here. He'll be joined by T.J. McConnell, Nik Stauskas, Ersan Ilyasova and Jahlil Okafor in the starting five tonight with Nerlens Noel and Gerald Henderson shifting to the second unit.
Feb 6 - 6:15 PM

Robert Covington (hand) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Pistons.

Covington practiced on Sunday and coach Brett Brown said he was "slightly better than probable" for Monday's game. He will test out his wrist in the pre-game warmups, but his fantasy owners can go ahead and pencil him into lineups after a three-game absence. If RoCo is held out, Gerald Henderson will draw another start at SF.
Feb 6 - 11:30 AM

Robert Covington (hand) and Jahlil Okafor (knee) participated during Sunday's practice and head coach Brett Brown said they "looked good."

Brown described Covington as "slightly better than probable" for Monday's matchup with the Pistons, so RoCo owners can plan on having him available tomorrow, and we should have official confirmation following Monday morning's shootaround. Okafor's status isn't quite as clear, and if he's out, there will be a ton of opportunity for Nerlens Noel and Richaun Holmes. Stay tuned.

Robert Covington (hand) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

We'll see some Gerald Henderson at the starting three with a little bit of Dario Saric and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Considering Hendo isn't much of a shooter from deep, there should be a lot of treys going to Ersan Ilyasova and Nik Stauskas. Covington is still worth stashing.
Feb 4 - 6:05 PM

Robert Covington (hand) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game in Miami.

Covington has missed two straight games. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot started in his place Wednesday and Dario Saric started on Thursday. Ersan Ilyasova has also seen an uptick in minutes with Covington sidelined.
Feb 4 - 11:26 AM

The status of Robert Covington (hand) for Saturday's game vs. Miami remains uncertain.

Covington has missed two straight games after injuring his hand in Monday's win over the Kings. It sounds like Covington has seen some slight progress, as he told reporters that the swelling in his hand has gone down. However, he did attempt to shoot around on Thursday and felt pain in his joints. He said that once the discomfort is gone, he will have a better sense of when he can play. We will have to wait for an official update from the team either today or Saturday morning.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 3 - 11:24 AM

Robert Covington (hand) said on Thursday that his right hand is feeling better.

We don't have much context on this, but it sounds more like the improved version of better and not the healed one. He couldn't make a fist yesterday, so for now we're thinking he'll be questionable for Miami on Saturday. If he's out, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Ersan Ilyasova and Dario Saric will benefit.
Feb 3 - 12:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1T.J. McConnell
2Sergio Rodriguez
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Gerald Henderson
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dario Saric
2Ben Simmons
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Richaun Holmes
4Tiago Splitter
5Andrew Bogut