2. Robert Covington
Forward Robert Covington was also included in that three-team deal in the fall that ended up sending him to Philadelphia. This is a familiar location for Covington as he played with the 76ers from 2014-2019. During those five seasons, he averaged 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and shot 40.3% from beyond the arc.
At this point in his career, Covington is better suited when he comes off the bench. The 33-year-old has the versatility to play any position three through five while being a capable perimeter shooter.
Despite that, Covington is currently hampered by a sprained MCL and bone bruise in his left knee. The timeline for his return is blurred at the moment as well.
Additionally, the Tennessee State product only has $11.7 million left on his deal and that runs through the rest of the season. The 76ers can find a way to include some picks and swap out expiring contracts for a player who would make more of an impact this year.
3. Patrick Beverley
The 76ers bolstered their backcourt in the offseason when they signed Patrick Beverley. The 35-year-old is a hard-nosed defender who brings toughness onto the floor.
Beverley knows how to get into the head of opposing players and that gives his team the edge. The Arkansas product plays the game with fearlessness and was named to the All-NBA Defensive Team in three different seasons.
Although those days are probably behind him, Beverley could provide massive value for a playoff team. Teams are always in need of disruptive defenders with the playoffs a few months away and the 2009 second-round pick fits the bill.
Philadelphia could package Beverley and look to add someone with more offensive firepower. Especially with Embiid sidelined for the foreseeable future.
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