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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 seven points with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.
He did take a shot from Markieff Morris in this game and was in some pain, but he was able to stay in the game. Covington's minutes have been fine and he should remain owned in standard leagues. Jan 14 - 10:39 PM

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Robert Covington posted a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double during Sunday's win over the Nets, to go with one 3-pointer, one assist, two turnovers and a season-high five steals in 37 minutes.

Covington has been clinging to late-round value this year due to his high output in steals (1.6) and 3-point shooting (1.7), but his shooting percentage (34.9) has been brutal and thus far, he he wasn't much better in that department today going 5-of-12 from the field. RoCo is a much more attractive guy to own in points leagues.
Jan 8 - 2:44 PM

Robert Covington (back) will play on Friday against the Celtics.

The 76ers should use him a ton to defend the wings and fire away on treys. Covington is a hold in standard leagues.
Jan 6 - 7:22 PM

Robert Covington (back) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Covington hurt his back in a hard fall on Tuesday but was able to finish out the game and ended up hitting the game-winner. He has had a roller-coaster season, but has posted decent numbers of late, despite struggling with his shot. Over the Sixers last 10 games, RoCo is averaging 13.6 points, 6.8 rebounds 2.1 assists, 1.3 3-pointers and 1.2 steals.
Jan 6 - 11:30 AM

Robert Covington (back) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Covington hit the game-winning shot on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, but he also took a hard fall in the game. He's been cold from the field lately and is hitting just 33.3 percent of his shots over his last five games, but he also has averages of 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 block, 1.8 steals and 1.0 triple in that span. With Hollis Thompson no longer around, look for Dario Saric to pick up a lot of run if RoCo misses time.
Jan 5 - 12:35 PM

Robert Covington hit just 4-of-14 shots, but connected on an awkward ally-oop near the final buzzer that gave the Sixers a 93-91 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

Covington finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer, but his shooting was ugly, he hit just 1-of-9 3-pointers, and he failed to wrap up a late rebound that hit him in the chest, although teammate T.J. McConnell corralled it to keep Covington out of hot water. He was booed by the Philly faithful at times tonight, but the remarkable shot he made on the final play with 0.2 seconds remaining will be the only thing anyone remembers from this one. That and the fact the Sixers blew a 26-point lead and allowed the Wolves to tie the game up late on a Ricky Rubio 3-pointer, which Covington quickly erased with his heroic shot. Covington's shot is broken again, as he's hit just 10-of-37 over his last three games, including an 0-for-11 job last Thursday.
Jan 3 - 10:01 PM

Robert Covington scored 19 points with six rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

NoCo turned back into RoCo for this game, including a very deep trey at the shot-clock buzzer (video in link below). Covington's minutes are completely safe thanks to his defense, so his owners should be OK with his frequent shooting duds. He should be owned in standard leagues and has actually shot the ball well lately besides the 0-of-11 on Thursday.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:40:00 AM

Robert Covington missed all 11 shots from the field and made 1-of-2 from the line against the Jazz on Thursday, adding six rebounds, three assist and one steal in 32 minutes.

Just when Covington looked like he was back as a shooter with a 45.2 field goal percentage over his previous 10, he does this. We've seen RoCo transform to NoCo before, so we can't say we're surprised. Despite being one of the coldest players in November, it still didn't cost him minutes thanks to his defense. He should be better on Friday in a much better matchup in Denver.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:44:00 AM

Robert Covington scored 16 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

Those who were able to exercise some patience, are seeing some nice rewards. Since returning from injury on Dec. 8, RoCo has turned in eighth round value.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Robert Covington scored 11 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

He had a really nice block on a Buddy Hield transition layup, but Hield's elbow caught Covington in the face to cause some bleeding. After a quick trip to the locker room, Covington was able to return and looked just fine. Covington has shot the ball better in his last six with a 44.7 field goal percentage, which has helped him get to eight-round value in that span. He's a hold in all standard leagues.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Robert Covington poured in multiple season-highs with 26 points and 12 rebounds during a tough loss to Toronto on Wednesday, making 10-of-20 field goals with three 3-pointers.

Covington added a pair of assists in just 31 minutes tonight. This is Exhibit A for being patient with him despite his atrocious shooting to begin the season -- he's had mid-round value for two consecutive seasons, and there's no reason he can't get there again while playing 30+ minutes per game as a versatile starter for Philly.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:41:00 PM

Robert Covington scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting vs. the Pistons, adding two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

This is the third time all season that Covington has made more than half of his field goal attempts. He has the worst FG percentage of any player attempting at least eight shots per game, and is one of just five such players under 35 percent, joining Emmanuel Mudiay, Marvin Williams, Justise Winslow and J.R. Smith. Despite his horrible shooting this season, RoCo has enough statistical upside to warrant a spot on most rosters.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Robert Covington returned from a three-game absence during a win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring seven points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

The bad news is he made 3-of-9 from the field, but his defense was very good. Covington also played some minutes at shooting guard, so he may not be affected with the news of Dario Saric playing some minutes at the three. Plus, the 76ers even ran some pick-and-roll with RoCo in this win. He can't shoot, but Covington is worth owning in head-to-head formats.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Robert Covington (knee) is back in the starting lineup to face the Pelicans on Thursday.

He doesn't have a minutes limit, but the 76ers will monitor his playing time. Covington joins Sergio Rodriguez, Gerald Henderson, Ersan Ilyasova and Joel Embiid in the first unit. Despite his awful shooting, he should be owned in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:44:00 PM

Robert Covington (knee) is free of restrictions for Thursday night against the Pelicans.

The 76ers will monitor Covington after missing the last three games. Since Covington has been out, it's been Ersan Ilyasova and Dario Saric really stepping up with the tandem playing a total of 41 minutes together over their last three. Covington hasn't been an effective scorer, but he's doing enough in other categories to add in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Sergio Rodriguez
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
4Chasson Randle
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
PF1Ben Simmons
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Dario Saric
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Nerlens Noel
4Richaun Holmes