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Robert Covington returns to the 76ers in Harden deal

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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.

Former Los Angeles Clippers forward Robert Covington looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz
Robert Covington looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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