The Oklahoma City Thunder send Robert Covington to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers send a 1st-Rounder (Cle) to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Robert Covington signs with the Oklahoma City Thunder for $ 1000000 and 3 years.
The Oklahoma City Thunder extend the qualifying offer to Robert Covington.
The Atlanta Hawks send Al Jefferson to the Chicago Bulls. The Atlanta Hawks send Robert Covington to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Chicago Bulls send JJ Redick and Taj Gibson to the Atlanta Hawks. The Oklahoma City Thunder send Devyn Marble to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Atlanta Hawks receive 6 GM points. The Chicago Bulls receive 1 GM points. The Oklahoma City Thunder trade -7 GM points.
Robert Covington signs with the Atlanta Hawks for 1 year and the minimum salary of $ 816,482.
Robert Covington signs with the LA Clippers for 2 years and the minimum salary of $ 490,180.
The Boston Celtics release Robert Covington into free-agency.
Robert Covington signs with the Boston Celtics for 2 years and $ 490,180.
+ Big, sharpshooting scorer with the ability to play either forward spot
+ Aggressive player. Must improve his ability to finish on the drive
+ Below-average defensive rebounder for a combo forward. Size an asset defending small forwards
Part of the Sixers' rationale for churning through the last spots on their roster is the attempt to find the next Danny Green or Patrick Beverley. Consider Robert Covington the closest they've come thus far. After being waived by the Houston Rockets at the end of training camp, Covington signed a four-year, $4 million contract and immediately became one of Philadelphia's best players. Signed through age 27, Covington has one of the league's most team-friendly contracts.
Don't be fooled by Covington's 39.6 percent shooting from the field: He's not just a volume scorer putting up shots on a bad team. Covington's true shooting percentage was better than league average because he took nearly 60 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, making them at a solid 37.4 percent clip. When the jumper wasn't falling, Covington liked to score off the dribble, and he's not yet as effective there. He made just 26 percent of his 2-point attempts beyond 3 feet, the third-worst mark among players with at least 100 such attempts per Basketball-Reference.com.
Covington also held his own defensively, manning both forward spots. His defensive rebounding is a plus as a small forward and a liability when he slides to power forward. The same is true with Covington's size -- he measured 6-foot-7 and a half in shoes at the NBA draft combine but proved quick enough to keep up with wings. Covington has long excelled at generating steals.