PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Robert Covington is entering the final-year of his rookie contract.
According to a report from 97.3’s Michael Kaskey-Blomain, the Sixers are “interested in signing forward Robert Covington to an extension this offseason.”
Covington, 26, has a $1.577 million player option for the 2017-18. The Sixers can officially sign Covington to an extension beginning on November 15th, three years after he signed his original four-year deal.
Covington, an undrafted find by ex Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, has developed into an excellent two-way NBA wing player. Last season, RoCo averaged 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 1.5 assists in 31.6 minutes. After three NBA seasons, the 6-9 Covington is shooting 35.4-percent from three-point range on 6.4 attempts.