Robert Covington RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:204 lbs. / 92.5 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:204 lbs. / 92.5 kg.
Derek Bodner: Team source confirms Robert Covington will take Michael Carter-Williams’ place in the Rising Stars Challenge. @Bob Cooney first to report.
Bob Cooney: Sources have told me Robert Covington will participate in the rising stars game tomorrow night in Brooklyn as part of all star weekend
A few NBA teams have placed interest in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, but the 24-year-old sharpshooter has been made largely unavailable from trade inquiries as a core part of the franchise’s long-term plans, league sources told RealGM. Since signing a contract with the 76ers on Nov. 15, Covington has arguably been the team’s most consistently productive player, with a skill set that’s able to translate throughout the league’s 30 teams.
Covington isn’t much of a video game player, but when Sixers fans discovered last week that his three-point rating in NBA2k15 was an appalling 49 out or 99, he heard about it on Twitter. It’s not uncommon for the game to take a “wait and see” approach with younger, less experience players, even those with a proven track record in one area, like Covington with his three-point shooting. But 49, on par with most jump shot-averse big men, seemed excessively low. The developers of the game obviously agreed, bumping him all the way up to 87 in that category this week, a mark that slots him amongst the top perimeter shooters in the game. “I saw before that it was 40-something and saw someone comment [on Twitter] like, ‘Really?’ But I guess it changed,” he said, laughing. “It’s a blessing [having people] give recognition, even in a video game.”
Covington was eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft following a standout four-year career at Tennessee State. He earned Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors as a senior and a sophomore and First Team distinction as a junior. In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed free agent forward Robert Covington. Covington, who was the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft by the Grand Rapids Drive, is the fifth GATORADE Call-Up of the 2014-15 D-League season. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
According to a league source, the Sixers have also been in contact with former Syracuse powe forward Arinze Onuaku. However, the source added that he didn’t know how serious those discussions were. The 6-9, 275-pounder played a total of five games last season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Cleveland Cavaliers. Covington was called up from the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League team.
Chris Johnson was the 76er, who received the pink slip to make room for Robert Covington. The team will sign Covington, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward on Saturday. He could join the team as early as that day and will be available to play for the Sixers (0-9) on Monday at the San Antonio Spurs. They had to waive Johnson to make room on the 15-man roster.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers will waive Chris Johnson and to make room for @Robert Covington. He’s expected to join the team today.
Robert Covington: Philly bound. Truly blessed for this new opportunity. Told you the man upstairs knew what he was doing. New team Same goals. Told you #JustWaitOnItSeguir
Robert Covington: Philly bound. Truly blessed for this new opportunity. Told you the man upstairs knew what he was doing. New team Same goals. Told you #JustWaitOnIt http://instagram.com/p/vUeRBFRMFL/
David Pick: Sixers finalizing deal with D-League stud Robert Covington, via @ESPNSteinLine. I’m told it’s a long-term four-year agreement.
The Sixers are making arrangements to call up Robert Covington for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League team. To make room, the NBA team will have to waive someone from its 15-man roster.
Marc Stein: Look for the Philadelphia 76ers to sign Robert Covington this week. Hearing Sixers are poised to pluck Covington out of the @nbadleague. Sixers-bound Robert Covington was the first overall pick in the recent @nbadleague draft by the Grand Rapids Drive (Pistons affiliate)
Free agent forward Robert Covington and the Philadelphia 76ers progressed toward finalizing a multi-year contract this week, but a deal has deteriorated as the two sides failed to agree upon contract length, league sources told RealGM.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived Jeff Adrien, Earl Clark, Robert Covington, Akeem Richmond and guard Ish Smith. The Rockets roster now stands at 15.
The Rockets have waived Robert Covington, as is reflected by the RealGM transactions log. There has been no formal announcement by the team yet, but this news doesn’t come as a surprise. Covington has reportedly been away from the team for the last two weeks weighing some guaranteed offers to play in Europe.
The Houston Rockets have decided to release forward Robert Covington while continuing to listen on trade interest, league sources told RealGM. Covington and the Rockets will part either way, allowing the 23-year-old to play for another organization.
Robert Covington: While everyone is in NOLA out having a great time, me and big bro @dwighthoward was in the gym getting better at 1:30 am working on our crafts. #HardWorkPaysOff #Dedicated #Focused #GreatWorkEthic #Determined