Robert Covington contributed 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists, seven steals, and one block in 37 minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 92-84 loss versus the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Covington committed eight of the 76ers' 25 turnovers, but he also became the first player to have three straight games with five or more steals since Metta World Peace accomplished that back in 2010. Covington has already made a name for himself during his brief career as a solid defender and outside shooter, and he will likely continue playing heavy minutes going forward so long as the 76ers don't trade him to a contender.
Robert Covington scored 28 points (7-12 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 8-9 FT) while adding eight steals, seven rebounds, five assists and a block in 38 minutes during Friday's loss to the Rockets.
He did everything he possibly could to try and help the Sixers avoid setting the modern record for consecutive losses by a North American sports franchise, but Philly still came up two points short. Covington's been on fire the last four games, averaging 19.5 points, 8.3 boards, an incredible 4.8 steals, 3.5 threes and 1.0 blocks in 35.0 minutes, and as long as he keeps seeing big minutes on a team as bereft of talent as the Sixers, he's capable of filling up the stat sheet on a regular basis.
Robert Covington recorded 11 points (4-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 14 rebounds, six steals, and two blocks in 35 minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 84-80 loss versus the Celtics on Wednesday.
Covington was ice cold on Wednesday while committing four turnovers. Still, he managed to fill up the stat sheet, grabbing 14 rebounds, swiping six steals, and swatting two blocks. Coach Brett Brown has continued to make lineup changes pretty frequently, but if Covington can start knocking down some shots from the outside it will be tough for Brown to overlook him for playing time. For now, at least he is finding other ways to make an impact, but his efficiency is tough to swallow in some leagues.
Robert Covington will get the start over Jerami Grant against the Celtics on Wednesday, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Covington was a fantasy darling last season but has mostly disappointed this year after missing an early portion of games with a knee injury. Now that he's scored in double digits in each of his last two games and is moving into the starting five, however, he could start producing at a rate that was expected of him heading into the 2015-16 campaign, making him a viable option across all formats.
Covington has now logged five games since returning from an injury, and he's looked better over the last two contests. He's still coming off the bench, though he figures to return to the starting lineup eventually, and it appears he's starting to find his touch again. Covington has the potential to score, post three-pointers, and grab steals, so owners need to continue to be patient as he gets back into game shape, and expect that he'll be back to his usual self in due time.
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