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Robert Covington | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Tennessee State
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Robert Covington turned in a 100.0 effective field goal percentage against the Knicks on Saturday, making 4-of-6 from the field for 14 points with four rebounds and four 3-pointers.
He's leading the team in plus-minus and the 76ers are just a better team when he's out there. His minutes should be on the rise, so owners in deeper leagues might want to be a couple steps ahead of the curve and make a move. Covington does offer nice upside, as well. Nov 23 - 12:56 AM

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Robert Covington made his 76ers debut on Monday against the Spurs with six points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 17 minutes.

He checked in during the second quarter and his minutes will likely be on the rise. Covington played both forward spots for the 76ers and that could continue. He's a player to grab in deep leagues and could emerge as a standard league asset.
Nov 18 - 1:00 AM

Coach Brett Brown said Robert Covington promised him he would play defense.

"He's a shooter," Brown said. "So the challenge will be to get him to guard." Covington was the first pick in the D-League draft and was third in the D-League for scoring in 2013-14. He doesn't take mid-range jumpers with only 8.3 percent of his shots last year coming from that distance while in the D-League. He might not start hot, but it wouldn't be a shock to see him emerge as the wing to own in Philly.
Nov 17 - 4:14 PM

Robert Covington, who was signed out of the D-League on Saturday, will be available to play for the 76ers on Monday in San Antonio.

He has a huge opportunity for playing time in Philly and will likely see a good chunk of minutes right out of the gate. He is worthy of a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues can take a wait-and-see approach. Covington was the first pick in this year's D-League draft so he does possess some talent. At the very least, keep an eye on him going forward.
Nov 16 - 11:23 AM

Robert Covington is expected to join up with the 76ers on Saturday, while Chris Johnson is set to be waived.

The first pick in this year's D-League draft, Covington has a chance to crack the rotation in Philly and owners in deep leagues should definitely take notice. However, until he proves he can play at a high level, unlike his stint in Houston last season, owners in standard leagues can monitor him from the waiver wire.
Nov 15 - 12:54 PM

The 76ers are expected to sign SF Robert Covington out of the D-League.

Covington had a forgettable seven-game stint with the Rockets last season, but he was the first pick in this year's D-League draft and has a great chance to earn playing time in Philly's ever-changing rotation. He's worth a speculative add in very deep leagues, but everyone else should just keep an eye on him.
Nov 11 - 7:47 PM

The Sixers are finalizing a deal with Robert Covington, sources told RealGM.

It's expected to be a multi-year deal, and Covington is expected to head to the D-League.
Source: Real GM
Oct 30 - 5:01 PM

Rockets waive F Robert Covington.

Covington never had a chance to make the regular season roster.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 27 - 11:12 AM

The Rockets have recalled Robert Covington and Troy Daniels for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

It's not hard to read between the lines here and the Rockets will almost certainly be resting some player tonight. Covington is a power forward, which suggests Terrence Jones (leg cramps) is going to sit while Daniels at shooting guard could mean James Harden is in street clothes. Chandler Parsons is also very likely to be benched tonight.
Apr 9 - 2:44 PM

The Rockets recalled SF Robert Covington from the D-League on Monday.

Covington has played a total of 19 minutes for the Rockets this season, and his return to Houston has no fantasy implications. He'll likely rejoin the Valley Vipers when they return to action on Feb. 18.
Feb 10 - 2:22 PM

Rockets assigned F Robert Covington to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

Covington has appeared in just five games with the Rockets all year. But in 21 games for the Vipers, he's averaging 21.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He'll play in next week's D-League All-Star game.
Feb 7 - 10:53 AM

Rockets sign F Robert Covington.

The 6'7" forward out of Tennessee State went undrafted after scoring at least 17 points per game in each of his last two seasons in NCAA play. Covington has the first year of his contract guaranteed on the three-year agreement.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 02:52:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Alexey Shved
SG1Hollis Thompson
2K.J. McDaniels
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Robert Covington
3JaKarr Sampson
4Travis Outlaw
5Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Brandon Davies
3Jerami Grant
4Arsalan Kazemi
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid