Covington and the Clippers agreed Thursday to a two-year, $24 million extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Covington was dealt from the Trail Blazers to the Clippers in early February. With LA, he averaged 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 assists in 22.4 minutes. It's a bit unclear what his role will be when Paul George and Kawhi Leonard (knee) are both healthy next season, though Leonard is practically a lock to miss time.
Covington contributed 14 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 35 minutes during Friday's 105-101 loss to the Pelicans. Covington saw increased playing time in the second half as the Clippers opted to run with a small-ball unit to open the third quarter. The veteran forward made the most of his opportunity by scoring in double figures for the third time over seven appearances in April. Across the Clippers' two play-in games, Covington averaged 11.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game.
Covington is starting Sunday's game against the Thunder, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Covington will start in Sunday's regular-season finale since Nicolas Batum (ankle) was a late scratch. Covington has averaged 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game across 41 starts this year.
Covington had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals across 18 minutes during Sunday's 119-100 victory over the Pelicans. Coming off of a career night Friday against the Bucks (43 points, 11 threes), Covington returned to a reduced role off the bench with the Clippers back at (close to) full strength. That 43-point effort was a major anomaly for the rangy wing, but he continues to be one of the more reliable defensive contributors in all of fantasy basketball. Covington is on pace to close the regular season as the only player in the NBA with at least 90 steals and 90 blocks.
Covington erupted for a career-high 43 points (15-24 FG, 11-18 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added eight rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals across 46 minutes Friday in the Clippers' 153-119 win over the Bucks. With both teams playing on the second leg of a back-to-back set, supporting players for the Clippers and Bucks were thrust into larger roles, and none capitalized on the opportunity as much as Covington. After combining to produce 23 points across his past three starts, Covington nearly had that total in the third quarter alone, when he notched 17 of his points. He achieved most of his offensive production thanks to some hot shooting from downtown, with his 11 triples also establishing a career high and matching the best mark from any NBA player in a single game this season. Though Covington's big performance is sure to attract attention in any shallow leagues where he might be available, his usage will almost certainly plummet in LA's next game Sunday against the Pelicans, when all of Marcus Morris (knee), Paul George (elbow), Reggie Jackson (rest) and Nicolas Batum (ankle) are expected to return to action.
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