Robert Covington Makes His Return As A Philadelphia 76ers Player
Last night was a homecoming of sorts for one of my favorite Philadelphia 76ers. He is not originally from the area and he didn’t grow up here, but you could say he learned how to become a young adult here early in his career. If you don’t know by now, I am talking about Robert Covington.
As I wrote in my post the other day, the Sixers acquired Robert Covington from the Los Angeles Clippers as a part of the James Harden trade that went down in the middle of the night earlier in the week.
Robert Covington, Roco for short, played for the 76ers from 2014-2018 and was a huge part of the Process era teams. He along with T.J. McConnell are two of the biggest success stories of guys making the most of their opportunity in the league during that time.
It was great getting to catch up with Robert Covington a little bit before the game last night during warm-ups.
We chatted for a bit, and I told him how excited I was to say “RoCo for 3” again whenever he knocks down a three-pointer at the Wells Fargo Center.
Although I didn’t get to do that last night, I have no doubt I will be saying that a lot this season as RoCo is known for being a great knockdown shooter as well as one of the best defenders in the league.
Judging by his warmups, RoCo can still hit some threes in his sleep!
Even the 76ers Sixth Man, Alan Horwitz, caught up with RoCo!
Robert Covington did not get much time in the game last night, but he did officially check in late in the 4th quarter.
The team won an early season matchup against the Toronto Raptors by a score of 114-99.
Robert Covington and the Sixers will be back in action again tomorrow afternoon for a matchup against the Phoenix Suns.