Is Robert Covington on the Warriors’ radar for acquir…

Is Robert Covington on the Warriors’ radar for acquiring someone with the Iguodala trade exception? That’s definitely been a buzzworthy name, for obvious reasons. The Warriors have been fans of Covington’s for years, but I think the addition of Wiggins minimized Covington’s potential impact on Golden State. There are other names I think would be more logical for the Warriors. After all, Golden State could use a proven point guard to come off the bench and help lead the second unit. Eric Bledsoe, Ricky Rubio and Dennis Schroder all make sense.

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Is Robert Covington on the Warriors’ radar for acquiring someone with the Iguodala trade exception? That’s definitely been a buzzworthy name, for obvious reasons. The Warriors have been fans of Covington’s for years, but I think the addition of Wiggins minimized Covington’s potential impact on Golden State. There are other names I think would be more logical for the Warriors. After all, Golden State could use a proven point guard to come off the bench and help lead the second unit. Eric Bledsoe, Ricky Rubio and Dennis Schroder all make sense.
Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today the team has exercised the contract option on forward Robert Covington for the 2017-18 season. In 204 games (165 starts) over the course of three seasons with the Sixers, Covington holds averages of 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game while shooting 35 percent from three-point range and 81 percent from the free-throw line. His 170 made three-pointers in 2015-16 were the fifth-most ever in a season by a Sixers player, and his 474 threes are already fifth-most in franchise history behind Allen Iverson, Kyle Korver, Andre Iguodala and Hersey Hawkins.
As his contract is currently constructed, Covington, 26, is scheduled to make just $1.5 million for the 2017-18 season, which would make him one of the biggest bargains in the NBA. However, he is also set to hit unrestricted free agency following the season, and the organization doesn’t want to run the risk of losing him on the open market.
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