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August 10, 2020 12:08 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Double-double plus three swipes
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Covington produced 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals and two assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 129-112 win over the Kings.

Covington continues to lead the team defensively along with P.J. Tucker while regularly hoisting away from deep beyond the arc. Covington can be inconsistent offensively, but even on his worst shooting nights he still earns no shortage of minutes due to his high-level defense.

August 2, 2020 11:44 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Scores 15 points
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Covington finished with 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven boards, one block, and three steals in 37 minutes of a 120-116 win against Milwaukee on Sunday.

Covington finished in double figures for the third consecutive game as Houston was able to overcome a late eight-point deficit for the win against Milwaukee. His three steals were the most he's had in a game since being acquired by the Rockets in February. He'll face the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

March 9, 2020 02:36 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Swats four shots
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Covington tallied seven points (3-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, four blocks and two assists in 26 minutes Sunday in the Rockets' 126-106 loss to the Magic.

Covington has been held in the single digits in scoring in two of his last three outings, but he poured in 25 points and seven treys in the other game, and he's racked up eight blocks between the three contests. As that production illustrates, Covington is still capable of giving fantasy managers something useful even on nights he doesn't shoot the ball well, making him a highly valuable option.

March 3, 2020 08:16 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Back-to-back double-doubles
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Covington notched 20 points (7-14 FG, 6-11 3Pt), 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes during Monday's 125-123 loss at New York.

Covington has scored in double digits in eight of his first 10 games with the Rockets since being traded from the Timberwolves, but he has also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.5 blocks during that stretch. He's shooting just 36.4 percent from deep and that could improve, but until now, Covington has been doing exactly what the team needs from him on both ends of the court.

March 1, 2020 04:20 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Stat-stuffing performance
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Covington ended with 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-10 3Pt), 16 rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 39 minutes during Saturday's 111-110 victory over the Celtics.

Covington reaped the benefits of the Celtics' poor shot selection, grabbing a career-high 16 boards and blocking three shots for the sixth game in a row. The 29-year-old also provided on the offensive end, extending his run of contests with 10-plus points to three. Covington ended his first month with the Rockets averaging 12.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

February 25, 2020 04:08 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Ties season-high four blocks
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Covington posted 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt), seven rebounds, four blocks, one steal and one assist across 30 minutes during Monday's 123-112 victory over the Knicks.

Covington continues to be a shockingly-good shot-blocker for the Rockets, who have often deployed him as a small-ball center. He tied his season-high four blocks Monday, and he's averaging 2.6 blocks since joining the Rockets, not to mention 1.1 steals. Since his rookie 2013-14 season, Covington has the most performances in the league with at least two threes, two steals and two blocks (32). The next highest are Danny Green and James Harden, who have 26 apiece.

February 21, 2020 01:20 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Posts 20 with five treys in win
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Covington tallied 20 points (7-13 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four blocked shots and an assist across 27 minutes in Thursday's 135-105 win over the Warriors.

Covington is making Mike D'Antoni look like a genius. The new acquisition is the glue that holds Houston's small-ball scheme together, as he's combining his well-regarded defensive skills with substantial offensive contributions. His plus-31 plus-minus Thursday is evidence of his tremendous impact. A steady forward with offensive pop at the wing is what the Rockets have been missing in recent seasons, and it appears Covington might be the answer.

February 12, 2020 01:52 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Stat stuffing performance
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Covington ended with 12 points (3-11 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 116-105 victory over the Celtics.

Covington continues to shine for his new team, turning in a vintage performance Tuesday. He has been a perfect addition for the Rockets and the playing would indicate he was being underutilized in Minnesota. His scoring is typically going to hover around 12-15 points per game but it is the supporting stats that provide the base for his overall value. He could be a second-round player moving forward, especially given the Rockets are going to give him all the run he can handle.

February 9, 2020 11:08 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Logs 35 minutes
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Covington chipped in 14 points (5-12 FG, 4-10 3Pt), five rebounds, a steal and a block Sunday night in the Rockets' 114-113 loss to Utah.

Covington started for the second straight game and has seemingly stepped into his full role. This may be an accurate representation of Covington's production going forward, as Houston will likely ask him to live beyond the arc and have active hands on defense.

February 8, 2020 12:44 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Scores nine in start
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Covington finished with nine points (4-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt), and five rebounds in 25 minutes of a 127-91 loss to the Suns on Friday.

Covington appeared in his second game since being traded to the Rockets, making his first start. He struggled from deep in the contest after making more than 50 percent of his tries in his Rockets debut. He'll get a chance to rebound on Sunday against the Jazz.

February 7, 2020 07:40 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: In starting lineup
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Covington will get the start at power forward for Friday's matchup with the Suns, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Covington came off the bench in his debut with the club in Thursday's victory over the Lakers. He finished the night with 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt), eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots across 30 minutes. He figures to be heavily involved in the Rockets rotation going forward.

February 7, 2020 10:28 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Shines with 14 in Rockets debut
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Covington compiled 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt), eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots across 30 minutes in Thursday's 121-11 win over the Lakers.

If there was any question as to how the former Timberwolf would produce as a Rocket, those queries were silenced Thursday. Covington looked right at home in coach Mike D'Antoni's new small-ball scheme, and it' s probably only a matter of time before he enters the starting lineup instead of Eric Gordon. Not only is Covington a well-regarded defender, but he can create his own shot in space and possesses a deadly three-point shot. He showcased that skill with four drained threes in the win. Fantasy owners in leagues without a trade deadline should take notice, as the talented forward looks set to have an excellent second half of the season.

February 6, 2020 09:08 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: To come off bench
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Covington will come off the bench Thursday against the Lakers, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.

Covington was dealt to the Rockets as part of a four-team deal on Tuesday, and while he's ready to make his team debut Thursday evening, he won't immediately join the starting lineup. Danuel House figures to draw another start at power forward.

February 6, 2020 09:04 PM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Available Thursday
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Covington (not injury related) will be available for Thursday's game against the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Covington's all set to make his Rockets debut against the Lakers. In 48 games with Minnesota, the 28-year-old defensive stopper averaged 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 threes, 1.7 steals and 1.2 assists in 29.4 minutes per contest.

February 6, 2020 01:04 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Expected to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Covington (not injury related) is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With the four-team trade that Covington was apart of being made official Wednesday, the veteran forward appears to have a good shot at making his Rockets debut in Los Angeles. He's expected to enter the starting lineup and could exceed his 29.4 minutes per game average that he held in Minnesota, depending on how coach Mike D'Antoni decides to operate his rotations.

February 6, 2020 01:04 AM
Rockets' Robert Covington: Heading to Houston
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Covington has been traded to the Rockets as part of a four-team deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of reports.

Covington will head to Houston in a deal that includes Minnesota, Denver and Atlanta. Malik Beasley will head to Minnesota along with Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner and Jarred Vanderbilt; Covington, Jordan Bell and a second-round pick will head to Houston; Clint Capela and Nene will head to Atlanta; and Gerald Green, Noah Vonleh, Kenta Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and a first-round pick go to Denver. Across 48 games with the Timberwolves this season, Covington has averaged 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in just under 30 minutes per game. He's scored double digits in each of the past five games and will now get a chance to extend that streak in his new home of Houston.

February 6, 2020 01:04 AM
Timberwolves' Robert Covington: Well-rounded line in loss
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Covington went for 15 points (6-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt), eight rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in 30 minutes during Monday's 113-109 loss at Sacramento.

Covington has never been much of a scoring threat, but he is currently going through a run of five straight games with double-digit points and five or more boards. He is also averaging a combined 2.8 steals/blocks during that span, as he remains one of the best defensive wings in the league.

January 28, 2020 02:56 PM
Timberwolves' Robert Covington: Drains six triples in loss
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Covington tallied 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 28 minutes during Monday's 133-129 overtime loss to the Kings.

Covington fouled out and lacked his usual impact in the defensive-stats categories, but he was at least able to get back on track offensively by hitting a season-high six triples. After a slow start to the season, Covington had looked better over the past month, though the recent return of Karl-Anthony Towns has certainly cut into his usage. Fantasy managers invested in Covington will be hoping this performance helps spark more consistent offense moving forward.

January 25, 2020 11:04 PM
Timberwolves' Robert Covington: Scores 10 in defeat
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Covington had 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Thunder.

It hasn't been pretty lately for the Timberwolves, but Covington salvaged the outlook of his performance in this one with a few late-game points to reach double digits. Minnesota's losing streak now sits at nine in a row. Covington hasn't played quite at the same level he has over the last three years, but is still posting solid, mid-round value. If the 29-year old doesn't get traded by the approaching trade deadline, it's possible that he could be subject to rest days down the streatch of the season.

January 25, 2020 05:12 PM
Timberwolves' Robert Covington: Posts 10 points in loss
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Covington totaled 10 points (4-13 FG, 2-8 3PT, 0-0 FT), one assist, seven rebounds and two blocks across 30 minutes in Friday's 131-124 loss to Houston.

Covington's scoring has tapered down of late as he has just two double-digit point games in his last five. On the season, the Tennessee State product is averaging 12.6 points and six rebounds in 44 games.

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