ROBERT COVINGTON (MIN)
SF • 6’9, 225 lbs; 7th year, Tennessee State
NBA ROLE: VERSATILE SMALL FORWARD
Robert Covington aka ‘RoCo’ is a solid two-way player in Minnesota; earned a permanent spot in the Show during the 2014-15 season – broke out after being selected #1 overall in the D-League Draft; a rarity in today’s league: Covington’s a 37% 3-pt. shooter who loves working on D* (plays passing lanes well, fights for positioning, gets a lot of steals) & crashing the glass; though Covington can shoot – doesn’t need any time or space to launch a three – he needs to continue developing** more counters off the dribble, finishing with his off hand & using his 6’9 frame to get inside & draw contact/FTs; fills break well in transition; dealt to Wolves (‘18-’19) – can RoCo breakout even further?
*1st Team All-Defense in 2018!
**Covington goes through stretches where his 3 just isn’t falling (for whatever reason) – adding a consistent floater, escape dribble-pull-up or turnaround J is an alternative to the long ball
DEEP, STRAIGHTAWAY TRIPLE
MORE ON "RoCo"
Career: 12.7 points/game, 5.5 rebounds/game, 40% FG
NBA First Team All-Defense (2018)
D-League #1 overall selection (2014)
Avg. career-high 13.5 points/game (2014-15)
Covington’s trademarks: two sleeves, mohawk
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 79