Covington recorded 24 points (9-22 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocks across 45 minutes in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss to the Magic. Covington's big game Monday was his best since a March 9 game where he posted an identical 24 point, 13 rebound game against the Trail Blazers. The rangy small forward has amplified his production in the second half of the season-- he's averaging 16.4 points and shooting nearly 40 percent on almost seven attempts from three-point distance per game since the beginning of February. Those scoring numbers combined with the ability he displayed Monday to fill up defensive stat categories makes Covington a quality fantasy starter as the season winds down.
Covington tallied 18 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and one block across 26 minutes in Friday's 116-74 win over the Mavs. Although Covington got into more of a rhythm with his shot Friday night, he still took just eight field goal attempts, matching his lowest number since the start of February. The knee injury doesn't seem to be affecting his shot anymore as he shot 50 percent from three, but his attacking mentality on offense has faded, capping his upside slightly until he rediscovers the aggression he played with on offense before the one game hiatus.
Covington (knee) returned from a one-game absence to tally seven points (1-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 32 minutes during a 106-104 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. Covington struggled mightily with his shot in the return, but was still able to impact the game in other ways. He was less aggressive offensively than he has been in awhile, as the eight field goal attempts marked his lowest number since Jan. 27. That likely had to do with the fact that the shot wasn't falling. Expect to him to play better on the offensive end against the Mavericks on Friday.
Covington (knee) is available for Tuesday's matchup versus the Warriors. Covington missed the previous game due to knee soreness, but that will not hold him out Tuesday. Given that he only missed one game, the 26-year-old figures to take on his usual role with the team. He is averaging 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.8 blocks, and 2.6 triples across 32.9 minutes per game in March.
Covington (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's tilt against the Warriors. After being previously listed as out and then questionable, Covington was able to make it through Tuesday's shootaround seemingly without issue, and has been upgraded to probable against the Warriors. If for some reason he's unable to give it a go, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot would likely pick up extra workload once again.
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