Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Age: 25 (12/14/1990)
  • Height, Weight: 6’9″ , 215 pounds
  • Career Slash Line: .391/.363/.807
  • Career Averages: 27.0 MPG, 12.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.5 BPG

If Robert Covington was on a real basketball team for the last two seasons, you might know who he was. But he’s a Sixer, so he’s anonymous.

Well the Sixers are trying to go legit now (so they say) and with that should come some well-deserved attention for Covington, a straight-up gunner who’s fun to watch.

The former Houston Rocket is tailor made for today’s NBA. He’s the stretch four that every team wants, and he can shoot the three and play some defense.

And it’s not just that he can shoot the three but also that he loves doing it. That’s right; Covington is a straight-up gunner of the Golden State Warrior variety. 67.7% of his 2015-16 FGAs were from downtown. He averaged 7.2 shots from outside per contest.

According to Nylon Calculus, Covington was more productive when playing power forward. He scored more and grabbed more rebounds. Armed with the ability to guard multiple positions, Robert Covington will be made a seriously rich man when he’s a free agent in 2018.

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