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Robert Covington Gets Huge Splints Removed From Broken Nose

Easily lost amid widespread frustration and disappointment from the Trail Blazers' first-round loss to the Denver Nuggets was the impact of Robert Covington. In a series Portland never quite managed to sustain extended stretches of two-way rhythm, he was arguably the departed Terry Stotts' most consistent offense-defense performer. Covington's 15...
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CJ McCollum, Robert Covington make big errors in Game 5 loss

Damian Lillard’s huge game in Denver on Tuesday night was marred by a few bad plays from some teammates. Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers lost 147-140 in double overtime to the Nuggets despite 55 points from Lillard. Portland was down 143-140 with under a minute left. First, with 41.3 seconds left, Robert Covington missed a dunk.

Trail Blazers' Robert Covington: Goes for 19 points

Covington delivered 19 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 rebounds and two steals across 44 minutes in Tuesday's double-overtime loss against the Nuggets. Covington might have missed a dunk that could've changed the game in the second overtime, but he still ended as the Blazers' second-highest scorer while also managing a double-double. The defensive specialist has struggled to provide value on offense, though, and, in fact, this was his first double-digit scoring game of the current playoff run.

Robert Covington, the NBA’s lone HBCU alum, reminds us ‘anything is possible’

Robert Covington made a name for himself in this year’s NBA All-Star Skills Challenge as the only NBA player to represent Historically Black Colleges and Universities. While he didn’t take home the coveted trophy in Atlanta, he did show current and future students of HBCUs that a diverse and inclusive community laid the foundation for his success and career in the NBA.

Robert Covington cuts through the lane for the dunk

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Robert Covington, off great playoff run last season, will be key

It’s difficult to believe that the Trail Blazers’ Robert Covington, at 30 years old, is making just his third trip to the NBA playoffs. He went with Philadelphia in 2017-18 and then again last season with the Houston Rockets. And it was just last season, in the bubble with the...
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Does Robert Covington Have A Legitimate Case For All-Defense?

The Process Philadelphia 76ers weren't exactly playing to win. While burgeoning their lottery odds by prioritizing player development first and foremost, they even went so far as to challenge Robert Covington – back then an anonymous G-League reclamation project – to games within the game. The Sixers coaching staff's challenge...

Trail Blazers' Robert Covington: Turns in 16 points

Covington posted 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 37 minutes in Thursday's 118-117 loss to the Suns. The arrival of Norman Powell has tempered Covington's totals to a degree. While the duo of Covington snd Gary Trent seemed to complement each other, Covington and Powell bring similar skill sets to the table. The switch has resulted in an increased emphasis on defense for the veteran, which has always been his strong suit. Unfortunately, defensive intangibles don't usually result in worthwhile fantasy totals. Thanks to an above-average night from beyond the arc, Covington was able to put together his best total of the month.

Trail Blazers' Robert Covington: Solid night

Covington totaled five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 105-98 win over the Jazz. Covington is Portland's swiss army knife, and he showed that Wednesday by impacting the game in other ways than scoring. Despite only attempting three shots, Covington had a successful fantasy output by snagging seven rebounds (second highest on team) and snatching two steals, only Jusuf Nurkic (3) had more.

Trail Blazers' Robert Covington: Records three steals in loss

Covington collected nine points (3-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in a 123-114 loss to the Hawks on Monday. Covington played his usual strong defense but failed to score in double figures for the fifth time in his last seven contests. Over that stretch, the forward has averaged just 7.1 points but has also added 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals per game.

Trail Blazers' Robert Covington: Held scoreless Wednesday

Covington was held scoreless (0-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt) in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies. Covington broke out of a prolonged slump with 15 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks against the Pacers on Tuesday, but he fell back into a rut on the second half of the back-to-back. While Covington did add six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks, his offense has fallen off a cliff over the last few weeks. In the past 12 games, Covington is averaging just 6.5 points on 34.2 percent shooting, including 29.5 percent from beyond the arc.