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Robert Covington (lower back soreness) was unable to practice on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers. Covington dealt with a lower back issue in December of 2017, bu

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No need to worry, he was a low usage player anyway and should get a slight bump in counting stats playing under Thibs who will give him a career high in minutes played. 

 

He was already playing alongside tons of high usage guys in Philly. That’s not an issue.

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Covington was first team all defense.  He is a hustle guy who is a 3 and D specialist  Thibs will love this guy and he is going to get all the minutes  he can handle.  They traded for the now as they only got a second round pick in the haul.  He is not a volume shooter and never will be so there is no disruption to the wolves and no downside there in fact he may get a few extra shots.  The counting stats will also improve with 5 -6 extra minutes a game (37-38).  Cant wait!

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7 hours ago, My Dinner With Andre said:

I don't see much upside to this move for Roco. It's not like Roco is suddenly going to transform into this 20 pt scorer or, say, 4 assist guy, or 7 rebound guy. He is who he is, no? (prove me wrong Roco).

 

But I see alot of downside risk, unfortunately.

 

Covington seems like the type of player that thibs thinks about when he's wanking it watching game film

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4 minutes ago, kmoore1521 said:

if you have any doubt you shouldnt even own him smh

 

in no way is this going to hurt his value, yall need some anxiety pills or something theres like a 5% chance this hurts his value (insert jim carey "theres a chance" meme)

It probably won't hurt his value but it's the unknown that is causing owners to worry, whether the worry is justified or not.

 

The worry comes from the fact that he has thrived since he gained prominence in philly (from D leaguer to nba starter) and owners arent sure if he will be trusted and liked on the wolves. I think its somewhat justified because different system, different teammates .. there will be adjustments to be made.

 

I think he will be fine as well but who knows, especially with thibs who is known to make suspect decisions. Nothing to do anyway but wait and see...I would just say not to make drastic judgments based on the first 3 games or so. Let's see some games to see how the changes shake out. Alternatively if you want to try to own cov, it might be a good idea to throw out some feeler offers to an owner that maybe thinks his value isnt safe in minny?

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On 11/10/2018 at 1:16 PM, RedRaider27 said:

Huh?

 

 

sorry not a complete thought lol 

 

 

i was trying to say that MIN doesn't have good wing and PF   

 

so this trade might work out better for covington and dario .  plus thob will run him for 37.5 min per game lol

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Covington isn't some system player, he catch and shoots 3's and plays defense. Thibs will put him in immediately and he'll do what he always does, and he'll probably keep getting 30 mpg from day 1. Saric is probably the more important real life prospect piece, but Thibs probably envisions Covington as more important to Minny immediately competing this season.

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28 minutes ago, blazeh said:

Covington isn't some system player, he catch and shoots 3's and plays defense. Thibs will put him in immediately and he'll do what he always does, and he'll probably keep getting 30 mpg from day 1. Saric is probably the more important real life prospect piece, but Thibs probably envisions Covington as more important to Minny immediately competing this season.


Well put. 

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1 hour ago, blazeh said:

Covington isn't some system player, he catch and shoots 3's and plays defense. Thibs will put him in immediately and he'll do what he always does, and he'll probably keep getting 30 mpg from day 1. Saric is probably the more important real life prospect piece, but Thibs probably envisions Covington as more important to Minny immediately competing this season.

Covington is at least as valuable, age is irrelevant. He's the best perimeter defender in the NBA and he hits 3s to boot. 

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9 hours ago, panthers93 said:

Covington is at least as valuable, age is irrelevant. He's the best perimeter defender in the NBA and he hits 3s to boot. 

 

I love RoCo but he's not, especially not this season, anybody who watches 76ers would tell you the same. I love RoCo but this year he's not that great defensive player he can be, I know his stats looks awesome, but production IRL is not that awesome

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5 minutes ago, Eltoro said:

 

Did Kawhi Leonard cease all motor functions?

 

You'd have to be some deluded Raptors homer to think Kawhi is a better perimeter defender than Covington is. It might be a different story in the playoffs, but Kawhi doesn't play lockdown defense in the regular season. You might as well be claiming that Lebron is the best perimeter defender in the league.

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