March 8, 2020, 10:24 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington struggled to reach seven points (3-of-10 FG) on Sunday vs. the Magic, but he did put together four rebounds and four blocks
It was largely a night to forget for Covington and the entire Rockets' roster. While the blocks helped give his manager's something, he had zero 3-pointers and steals, while also picking up four turnovers. Just throw this performance in the trash bin and send him back out there on Tuesday against the Wolves. Danuel House had a similarly empty line with six points (2-of-7 FG), three assists, one 3-pointer and three steals. House is an end of the roster type in 12-team formats, but you can probably find a hotter option on most wires as we are entering the silly season for NBA rotations.
March 7, 2020, 7:52 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington heated up on Saturday, going for a season-high seven triples en route to 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, complementing the scoring binge with six rebounds, one steal and two blocks.
RoCo was the team's second scoring option tonight, with Russell Westbrook sitting out the game for rest purposes. While his owners don't necessarily keep around for his 20-point games, explosive outbursts like this are not a completely uncommon sight.
March 5, 2020, 10:48 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a triple on Thursday.
House was the best wing player for the Rockets which isn't saying much as Robert Covington (three points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks) couldn't get things going on offense and Jeff Green (17 points with two rebounds, one steal and three triples) can't be trusted on the defensive end. The Rockets have been crushed in two consecutive games now and the small-ball questions are going to arise, but the team should bounce back against the Hornets on Saturday.
March 2, 2020, 9:33 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and six triples.
Covington had a great night shooting the ball and did his usual stuff across the board. He was a monster defensively again, but the blocks didn't pile up like they usually do. His value is as high as it has ever been thanks to the Rockets system.
February 29, 2020, 11:41 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington double-doubled in a win on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 16 rebounds, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers.
Covington won't stop blocking shots and is averaging 3.4 blocks per game over the past five games. Covington is a top-20 player during that stretch and his role on the Rockets has brought the best out of his fantasy game.
February 26, 2020, 11:49 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington denied three shots on Wednesday, adding 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in a 140-112 blowout win vs. the Grizzlies.
Covington has excelled in blocks since joining the Rockets, averaging 2.7 blocks per game. He's a top-40 player during that stretch and is locked in to a big role for the Rockets. Covington's blocks will regress, but his threes and defensive stats will be fantasy gold moving forward.
February 25, 2020, 12:35 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington stayed on brand on Monday by providing three 3-pointers, four blocks and one steal to go with his 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes in a win over the Knicks on Monday.
Covington's defensive stats and threes give him one of the highest floors in fantasy. It would surprise a lot of fantasy players to know that over the last two months, Covington has provided second-round value in 9-cat leagues and third-round value in 8-cat leagues. See if the person that rosters him in your league is one of those people and try to get him.
February 12, 2020, 1:01 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington piled up the defensive stats on Tuesday with four blocks and three steals to go with 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes in a win over the Celtics.
Covington's jack-of-all-trades game has transitioned smoothly to Houston. He may even pick up more blocks than he did in Minnesota since he'll normally be the tallest player on the court for the Rockets.
February 9, 2020, 9:41 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington dropped 14 points (5-of-12 FG), four 3-pointers, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover against the Jazz on Sunday.
Covington received nearly 35 minutes and is going to be a key piece for the Rockets. Expect plenty of 3-pointers alongside those steals and blocks. In this system, Covington should be able to maximize his fantasy value.
February 7, 2020, 7:47 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington will pick up his first start for the Rockets Friday vs. the Suns.
Covington made his Rockets debut last night in a road win over the Lakers. He made quite the impression, playing 30 minutes and putting up a 14-8-4 line with two steals and two blocks. He will get a ton of playing time with the Rockets and remains a must start player in all formats.
Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 1:15 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington had a perfect debut for the Rockets, scoring 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
The world saw why GM Daryl Morey was so enamored with Covington all year now. He's a perfect fit for the Rockets micro-ball lineups as a guy who can hit the deep ball while being ultra disruptive on defense. He's easily the Rockets best set shooter and best perimeter defender. The 30 minutes were a bit lower than what owners should expect going forward as he still learns how to play with his new teammates. He hit a big pair of triples late in the game to seal the deal and should continue to see a ton of open looks from Russell Westbrook and James Harden isolation plays.
February 5, 2020, 11:21 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington is expected to be available to play for the Rockets on Thursday vs. the Lakers.
The trade to send Covington and Jordan Bell to the Rockets has been finalized and both players are expected to be available to play for the Rockets on Thursday. Covington should see increased value as a perfect fit in Houston's system and Bell may only see limited minutes as the Rockets seem to be committed to playing small and having P.J. Tucker play most of his minutes at the center position.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 12:47 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Robert Covington will be making his way to the Rockets via a four-team Megadeal involving multiple players.
This blockbuster is one for the books. Clint Capela and Nene land with the Hawks. The Rockets will also receive Jordan Bell. The Wolves will receive Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, while the Nuggets get Shabazz Napier, Gerald Green, Noah Vonleh and Keita Bates-Diop. As far as picks go, the Wolves will be receiving the Nuggets' first-round picks. As for the fantasy fallout, RoCo should be able to thrive in Houston with his 3-and-D specialty being a highly coveted skill set by coach Mike D'Antoni and his system.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 12:34 amClint CapelaC, Atlanta Hawks
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Clint Capela is headed to the Hawks in a dizzying four-team trade that sends Robert Covington to the Rockets, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Noah Vonleh, Jarred Vanderbilt and Keita Bates-Diop as well as Denver's two first-round picks for 2020 to the Wolves with Denver getting Gerald Green and Shabazz Napier.
Capela will make for an intriguing frontcourt partner with John Collins. Capela's arrival all but snuffs out any viable value Alex Len and Damian Jones were holding onto. It's noteworthy that Capela has not played alongside a true scoring frontcourt threat, like Collins, so there will definitely be an adjustment period for both big men. That all said, expect Capela's marching orders to be simple. Focus on crashing the boards and blocking shots, which makes sense as those are his strengths. On the other end of the coin, he will see dips in his scoring. Overall, Capela's value should remain close to stable, but will be downgraded due to the Hawks' less than ideal fantasy playoff schedule.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 4, 2020, 11:42 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
The Timberwolves, Hawks and Rockets are in advanced talks on a trade involving Clint Capela, Robert Covington and Evan Turner, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Hawks would land Capela, Covington would head to the Rockets and the Timberwolves would end up with Turner and draft picks. A fourth team is also rumored to be in the mix. The trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Buckle up, this would be a big one with some serious fantasy implications.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter