By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Robert Covington knows what it is like to play in Philadelphia. And now he gets to do it again.
Covington was part of a package that went to the Philadelphia 76ers on Halloween. James Harden and two others were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The 32-year-old Covington — who will be 33 on December 14th — played for the 76ers for parts of four seasons. He was part of the package that went to the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 12th, 2018 for Jimmy Butler, Justin Patton, and a 2022 second-round draft pick.
He played for the 76ers from 2014-15 through parts of the 2018-19 season. Covington was one of the bright spots during this time when there was nothing to cheer for in a team that was rebuilding.
This season, Covington appeared in 3 games and started all three games. He averaged 3.0 points per game in those contests.
He also averaged 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game.
In parts of the last two seasons, Covington has appeared in 51 games. He has averaged 9.0 points per game.
The last time he averaged more than 10 points per game was during the 2021-22 season with the Clippers. That’s when he averaged 10.4 points per contest.
Now, Covington, like Nicolas Batum and Marcus Morris, is expected to be backups for the 76ers. He could backup both starters Kelly Oubre Jr. and Tobias Harris on their depth chart.
We will have to wait to see when Covington will make his 76ers debut. A jersey that he is already familiar with.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.