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Robert Covington
Robert Covington
Position: F
Born: 12/14/90
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:204 lbs. / 92.5 kg.
Salary: $1,000,000
Alex Kennedy: Philadelphia’s Robert Covington, Cleveland’s Matthew Dellavedova and Houston’s Kostas Papanikolaou were added to the Rising Stars Challenge. Robert Covington replaces Michael Carter-Williams, Matthew Dellavedova replaces Kelly Olynyk and Kostas Papanikolaou replaces Jusuf Nurkic.

Sixers' Robert Covington drawing trade interest

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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.”
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.