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# Robert Covington
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  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Signed as a free agent in November 2014
  • SF
  • 6'9" / 215lbs
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  • 12/14/1990
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2013
  • Tennessee State
  • 4
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DateLeagueTransaction
13th July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Houston.
7th November, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
18th January, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
6th February, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
8th February, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
13th February, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
9th April, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
12th April, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
13th April, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
14th April, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
15th April, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
17th April, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
22nd April, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Houston.
1st November, 2014D-LeagueDrafted 1st overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Grand Rapids Drive.
15th November, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2017/18.
12th June, 2017NBAPhiladelphia exercised 2017/18 team option.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2009 - 2013Tennessee State (NCAA)
July 2013Houston Rockets (Summer League)
July 2013 - October 2014Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2014Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
November 2014 - presentPhiladelphia 76ers (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Robert Covington
SF, 6’9, 215lbs, 26 years old, 4 years of experience

A steady, reliable shooter and defender with NBA size, NBA skills and NBA reflexes. The two-season decline in three-point shooting percentage (down to 33.3%) and shooting under 40% from the field in each of his three full NBA seasons can be offset by the facts that the three-point shooting is coming on decent volume, and that as a fifth-option role player, he will reap the benefits of the improved quality of the options around him as much as anyone. It is possible to prevent Covington hitting free agency (see salary breakdowns on previous pages). It is hereby strongly recommended.

Player Plan: One year at the minimum salary remaining. See salaries pages for what to do next.

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December 23, 2013

Houston -­ Robert Covington: Often set up by Canaan, Covington is pouring in 16.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.7 blocks per game, some nice numbers across the board. However, Covington is shooting only 41% from the field and 33% from three, while very rarely getting to the line. His face­up power forward game projects nicely in the new NBA, but without being a stand­out defensively, the jump-shot needs to be of at least the next level up. Nevertheless, Covington is productive, fluid and fairly polished.

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July 8, 2013

Robert Covington

Covington has signed, or will soon be signing, a partially guaranteed deal with the Rockets. This is likely nothing more than an extremely early training camp invite, yet it is evidence of what they think of him. Averaging 15.8 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior for Tennessee State last season, along with 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks, Covington can be found somewhere along the oft-straddled line between small forward and power forward, operating primarily as a face-up shooter whilst best served defensively on the interior with his length and decent athleticism. He projects, then, as a face-up four. But this doesn't mean he can just disregard everything that isn't a jumpshot.

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