The Process of Robert Covington

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Robert Covington
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Robert Covington /

Robert Covington embodies all that The Process entails.

Robert Covington went undrafted in 2013. By 2015, he was an NBA starting small forward.

RoCo had a short stint with the Houston Rockets after performing well in the 2013 Summer League. Throughout his first season, he bounced back and fourth from the D-League. Covington earned himself the D-League Rookie of the Year in 2013.

During his first year as General Manager, Sam Hinkie signed Covington to a 4 year deal to play for the 76ers. As other pieces of The Process began to fall away, “Rock” Covington stayed a cornerstone of the 76ers.

Fast forward to today, and RoCo is due for his payday. With his 4 year deal expiring at the end of this season, you can guarantee that he will see a pretty hefty extension. This offseason, the 76ers picked up the team option 4th year for $1.58 million which is just shy of double the salary he made last season.

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While the 76ers can’t get their hands too financially tied up due to Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and Ben Simmons having to be re-signed in the coming years, Covington can expect a payday upwards of $12-16 million.

The Process of Robert Covington is astounding. RoCo has become one of the premier defenders in the NBA and one of the most consistent 3 and D guys this team has seen in years. From going undrafted, RoCo received votes for the Defensive Player of the Year of 2017. From going undrafted, RoCo landed himself a starting role on a (hopefully) playoff team.

Robert Covington has shown his worth time in and time out. He’s going to be starting alongside the likes of Markelle Fultz, J.J. Redick, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid – thats damn good.

What should we expect from Robert Covington in the future?

Robert Covington is poised to have a long and productive career – either in Philadelphia or somewhere else in the league. RoCo could prove his worth in the league when he is surrounded by other players who will be performing on a comparable level.

Covington is the type of player that any team can benefit from. He is already an amazing wing defender aand as he develops his shot even further, he will be a sought after asset to every team. Hopefully the 76ers front office has the wits to lock him up long term.

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There seems to be nothing standing in the way between RoCo and a long and prosperous career in the NBA.

I’m in love with the RoCo.