• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    SF Jerami Grant tallies 19 to help 76ers win Thursday

    Small forward Jerami Grant scored 19 points in 6 of 10 shooting and pulled down three rebounds in 25 minutes Thursday to help the 76ers defeat the Cavaliers.His offensive proficiency significantly improved over the preseason opener, where he could only muster 22 percent shooting. Grant also sunk his first pair beyond the arc in the exhibition slate, an area in which he shot 31 percent in 2014-15.Grant will attempt to wrest a starting position from veteran Robert Covington, and productive nights like Thursday will go a long way toward achieving that goal.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Robert Covington set to start at small forward for 76ers in 2015-16

    Robert Covingtonis in line to start at small forward for the 76ers this season, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Covington has been seeing some run at power forward during training camp, but he'll likely only play the position during scenarios in which coach Brett Brown opts for a stretch four rather than more traditional post options like Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. The 76ers cycled through a number of players in the starting lineup last season, but Covington was one of the few constants for the team, as he averaged 27.9 minutes per night over 70 games. As a volume three-point shooter, Covington has his uses as a single-category play, but his high reliance on outside jumpers will remain a likely hindrance to his overall field-goal percentage.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Sixers F Robert Covington posts 25 points, seven rebounds in loss

    Forward Robert Covington scored 25 points and added seven rebounds in the 76ers' 107-97 loss to the Bucks on Monday. Covington also recorded four blocks in the loss.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Sixers F Robert Covington notches 22 points in losing effort

    76ers forward Robert Covington put up a team-high 22 points Saturday but the 76ers fell to the Bulls, 114-107.Covington shot eight of 19 from the floor and added five assists and four rebounds in the loss.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    76ers F Robert Covington scores career-high 27 in loss to Wizards

    76ers forward Robert Covington totaled a game-high 27 points during Wednesday night's 119-90 loss to the Wizards. In 24 minutes, Covington made 8 of his 11 field-goal attempts, which included going 4 for 6 from behind the arc. Covington made 7 of 8 free throws and came down with three rebounds. He also had two steals and one assist. Covington's 27 points were a career-best.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    76ers fall to Kings despite 21 points from F Robert Covington

    Forward Robert Covington scored 21 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the floor but the 76ers were defeated by the Kings on Tuesday, 107-106.Covington was 5 of 6 from 3-point range.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    76ers' Covington will start in place of Richardson (rest) on Tuesday

    The 76ers will hold guard Jason Richardson out of Tuesday's contest at Sacramento to rest so he can play in Wednesday's game, reports the team's official website. With Richardson out of the lineup, forward Robert Covington will start in his place. In 58 games, Covington is averaging 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. The 76ers are 8 1/2-point underdogs.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    76ers F Robert Covington will play Friday

    76ers forward Robert Covington will suit up Friday night against the Jazz, the team announced. Covington is coming back from an elbow injury that forced him to sit out of Wednesday's game against the Thunder. This season, Covington has averaged 13.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 49 games.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    76ers SF Robert Covington ruled out Wednesday

    76ers small forward Robert Covington will not play in Wednesday's game against the Thunder, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Covington suffered an arm injury Sunday and missed Monday's game. He has averaged 13.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 49 games. With Covington sidelined, JaKarr Simpson will grab the start. The 76ers are 15-point underdogs in Oklahoma City Wednesday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    76ers' Robert Covington (arm) unlikely to play Wednesday

    76ers coach Brett Brown said forward Robert Covington is doubtful to play in Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City, reports The Inquirer. An arm injury Covington suffered during Sunday's loss to Pacers also prevented him from playing in Monday's contest. In 49 games, Covington is averaging 13.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Guard JaKarr Sampson is expected to receive the start in place of Covington. The 76ers are 15-point underdogs.