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Robert Covington 2014-2015 Season Outlook

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Keep an eye on him. Inked a four year deal and the 76ers have been trying to sign him since summer.

Very good scorer and great size. Will provide the 76ers with outside shooting and open up lanes for the guards.

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what position does he play? and what kind of popcorn stats are in his outlook?

The 76ers announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday, per the team's official website. The team signed free agent forward Robert Covington. Covington played seven games last season for Houston and averaged 2.3 points per contest. Philadelphia waived forward Chris Johnson to clear space for the addition of Covington.

Hes a natural 3.

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what position does he play? and what kind of popcorn stats are in his outlook?

He played PF in college but is more comfortable at the 3, if I'm not mistaken. At 6'9" 209 he's kind of a tweener. Where he plays will probably depend on how Philly uses Noel and how comfortable they are using some of their 2s at the 3. I don't get to see them enough to make any guesses about this, but maybe someone who does can share their prediction.

Last year in the DLeague he averaged 23.21 pts, 9.17 reb, 1.71 ast, 2.40 stl, 1.36 blk, 3.20 3PM, 0.440 FG%, 0.843 FT%, 2.50 TO

I had a roster spot I've been streaming, so I picked him up. Anybody who can put up those stats at any level is deserving of a look considering the utter lack of talent in Philly. Worst case, no big loss. Best case, he could put up some popcorn, garbage time stats. I can hope!

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Well, since the 76ers are playing like a D-League team, he might actually get a chance to shine.

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Lol I picked him up in a 14 team league because people act fast in this league...I figure if he plays and performs well I got a steal, if not, instant drop.

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Just added in a 20 team league. Think I just made the best move of the year

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I am going to take a flier on him and add him in my 20 man league. I follow the 76ers pretty well for the past 2 years.

And Covington has HUGE upside to make noise for this team, as YankeeJAK said:

"Last year in the DLeague he averaged 23.21 pts, 9.17 reb, 1.71 ast, 2.40 stl, 1.36 blk, 3.20 3PM, 0.440 FG%, 0.843 FT%, 2.50 TO

I had a roster spot I've been streaming, so I picked him up. Anybody who can put up those stats at any level is deserving of a look considering the utter lack of talent in Philly. Worst case, no big loss. Best case, he could put up some popcorn, garbage time stats. I can hope!"

THOSE STATS ARE INSANE. Just think about it, I am positive that no one else on the 76ers(other than their "big 3") would be capable of doing anything close to as good as those stats in the D-League.

So he has a ultra super friendly fantasy game and is going to get every chance to prove himself and get minutes. The team dropped Chris Johnson, who was averaging 21 minutes a game. And he is going to be the only true SF on the team, with close to zero competition.



ALL ABOARD THE RO-CO HYPE TRAIN.

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Anyone brave enough to make a prediction on minutes and production? I must admit, I don't know a lot about him but anyone that gets signed by Philly is a chance of getting minutes, all they have to be is semi-competent.

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I could see around 22MPG to start off with 10PTS, 5REB, 1.6 3PTM, 1AST, 0.9STL, 0.5BLK. Chris Johnson was averaging around 20MPG. I think eventually he'll take a lot of minutes from Mbah a Moute, Davies, Sampson, etc. He can play SF or PF in a smaller lineup. The Sixers must really like him to give him a 4 year deal, being paid like a 1st round pick. I think he's a great gamble for deeper leagues as a 3 ball specialist at PF. I added him.

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Covington's per 36 stats, based on the 7 games,34 minutes total he has played in the NBA
42,9% fg, 4,2 3p. 5,3 rbs, 0 asists, 2,1 steals, 0 blocks, 1,2 to's, 16,9 ppg

It's obviously not very helpful,so I checked two of the guys he is going to replace in the 76ers:

In D-League last year.

Robert Covington 34,1 mpg, 44%fg, 3,2 3p, 84,3%ft, 9,2 rbs, 1,7 as,2.4 steals, 1,4 blocks, 2,5 turnovers, 23,2 ppg, 42 games
Chris Johnson 37,2 mpg, 47% fg, 2,7 3p, 84,1% ft, 6,8 rbs, 2,5 ast, 1,6 steals, 1 blocks, 1,7 turnovers, 19,4 ppg , 20 games
Malcom Thomas 33,9 mpg, 58,3% fg, 1,7 3p, 63,3% ft , 10,4 rbs, 2,9 ast,0,9 steals, 2,3 blocks, 2,3 turnovers, 18,3 ppg, 12 games

In NBA this year:
Chris Johnson 20,8 mpg, 31,7% fg, 1 3p, 75% ft, 2,9 rbs, 0,3 ast, 1 steals, 0,6 blocks, 1 TO, 6 ppg in 9 games
Malcom Thomas 14,2 mpg, 71,4% fg, 0 3p, 100% ft, 4,6 rbs, 0,8 ast, 0,2 steals, 0,2 blocks, 0,8 to's. 4,4 ppg in 5 games

Assuming the 76ers are going to play him many minutes (which they did not with Thomas even though he looked good before getting injured and waived), I would give projections of:
44% fg, 2 3pt, 80% ft, 5 rbs, 1 ast, 1 steal, 0,8 blocks, 1,5 to's with about 12ppg at about 24 mpg and hoping he gets more


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not totally sold on this guy. too good to be in the D-league, but not quite good enough for the nba thus far. hope he proves me wrong.

edit: just saw the above post, helpful context.

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yeah he'll definitely be a stretch 3, he played pf in the d league but you can obviously see that d league bigs aren't that big ..

But in any case, intrigued because the 6ers move to sign him to a 4 year deal speaks volume, his boards will definitely regress though but hopefully he keeps everything else good with his minutes

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what position does he play? and what kind of popcorn stats are in his outlook?

He played PF in college but is more comfortable at the 3, if I'm not mistaken. At 6'9" 209 he's kind of a tweener. Where he plays will probably depend on how Philly uses Noel and how comfortable they are using some of their 2s at the 3. I don't get to see them enough to make any guesses about this, but maybe someone who does can share their prediction.

Last year in the DLeague he averaged 23.21 pts, 9.17 reb, 1.71 ast, 2.40 stl, 1.36 blk, 3.20 3PM, 0.440 FG%, 0.843 FT%, 2.50 TO

I had a roster spot I've been streaming, so I picked him up. Anybody who can put up those stats at any level is deserving of a look considering the utter lack of talent in Philly. Worst case, no big loss. Best case, he could put up some popcorn, garbage time stats. I can hope!

His combine measurement were actually 6'7.5" ...in shoes. Tenn State listed him at 6'9". He played the 4 in college but really height and weight of an nba 3. Went undrafted after mcl issue in his senior year and despite averaging 17ppg last two years. Knock on him is that he was a little small to guard 4s and a little slow to guard 3s, but so much bias against mid-major/small schools. Nice shooter though. I picked him up, as I see him potentially stealing minutes from Thompson, who is just not very aggressive. Nice 3s, rebs and FT% potential.

My sad, secret hope is that he, or anyone really, can stop Wroten from destroying the Sixers and fantasy teams' FG% and FT% across the land.

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I follow the Sixers quite closely and believe they will give him minutes as long as he's playing hard on defense and playing offense within the system. But I don't think he'll approach 30mins unless he absolutely kills it out there.

They have a lot of options to evaluate, which is why they run really deep rotations. Aside from the "franchise" players (MCW, Noel), they really don't know who is going to be good, so they are giving them all a chance to rise to the top.

In terms of direct competitors for Covington, they do have options at SF, both KJ McDaniels and Hollis Thompson are capable of manning that position. Sixers also use Mbah a Moute and Jakarr Sampson at SF too for lockdown perimeter defense purposes. Fortunately the latter two soak up PF minutes as well.

Their PF/C rotation involves Noel, Sims, Davies, and Drew Gordon. Sims will probably never play PF, but he still warrants time at the C which eats up minutes for the other 3 guys who in turn will take minutes away from Covington.

I believe that the departure of Chris Johnson will bump Hollis down to the 2-guard spot, but then you have to account for MCW's return. MCW and Wroten will get many of the 96 guard minutes. Assuming MCW gets 34min like last year and Wroten takes some of his 32min from the remaining backup PG time, that leaves only 30 SG minutes. Best case is that Hollis spends all his time at those 30 SG minutes, leaving the entire 48min intact for McDaniels and Covington.

Most likely scenario is that Jakarr Sampson gets squeezed for minutes and eventually goes down to the 87ers, which is too bad cause he's one of the Sixers better defenders. Then the best case scenario is that KJ McDaniels and Covington split the 48 SF minutes.

Mbah a Moute, Davies, Noel, Sims, Gordon will split the remaining 96mins at PF/C.

Aside from that I don't know where the minutes would come from.

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If he gets 30mpg, 1-13-6-1-1-1? Probably shoots 40%/75%

The defence in that clip was pretty bad. The bloke scores 45 and there's no one up in his face.

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also Rio Grande, which is Houston's D League system, ran a super fast paced offense and shot a ridic amount of 3s, as an "experiment." So those D League stats are extra bloated.

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