Robert Covington

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  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington was on his way to another monstrous fantasy season with averages of 13.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.4 threes per game on a career-high .431 from the field before going down with a right knee bone bruise that required surgery.

    The steals and blocks also go down as career-highs for the defensive dynamo. Covington was playing 34.4 minutes a night this year — a heavy load for anyone, let alone a player who is leaned on so heavily defensively with some knee issues in his past. RoCo posted better numbers with the Wolves than he did in Philly and was able to deliver top-25/20 value in the 35 games that he did play, though all the absences result in top-175/155 total value. We're mildly concerned about how his knee holds up going forward, but Covington's game was basically built with fantasy numbers in mind. If he can return at 100 percent, he's going to flirt with early-round value once again, even if the Wolves dial back on his minutes somewhat. Keep an eye out for updates on his recovery this summer.

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Monday.

    The surgery addressed some continued swelling in his knee, while doctors also removed loose bodies. There's no timetable for Covington's return to the court and we'll be keeping a close eye on his recovery over the offseason.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) will miss the rest of the season.

    Well, there you have it. The massive workload that was given to him early on by Thibs finally caught up to him and the Wolves' priority now is to rest him and get Covington ready for the upcoming season. This is the signal to officially drop him to the waiver wire.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) will not play on Thursday.

    In what looks like Thibs' parting gift to the franchise, Covington's massive workloads may have finally caught up to him. He's likely done for the year.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) is out for Tueday's game against the Warriors.

    Covington, who doesn't have a timetable for return, is running out of time to play again this season. Keita Bates-Diop will continue to benefit from Covington's absence.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington will miss Sunday's game against the Rockets as he continues to recover from a right knee bone bruise.

    Covington doesn't have a timetable for a return and if you've held on this long, it might be time to let go. It's tough to envision him playing full minutes upon returning, especially with Minnesota's place in the standings.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Lord Covington may not be as close to a return as we had hoped. With Luol Deng (Achilles) also out again, Keita Bates-Diop will likely see increased minutes again. If Andrew Wiggins (quad; questionable) is out again, KBD should continue to start.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) will not play against the Knicks on Sunday.

    More of the same from Covington, who is without a timetable. He's becoming increasingly tough to hold unless you have a bye in the playoffs coming up.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington remains without a timetable to return from a bone bruise in his right knee despite no setbacks as of Friday's reports.

    Well, we've been waffling on the Covington return date for some time and now it's crunch time. For people with fantasy playoffs coming up, the time is nigh for the return of a locked-in top-50 player. There isn't much else to do than wait.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) is ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    The Covington situation is starting to get murky as even interim coach Ryan Saunders admitted earlier on Wednesday that the team believed that Covington would have returned by now. RoCo should continue to be held as he could theoretically return any day now, but expectations should be tempered.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    On Tuesday, interim Wolves coach Ryan Saunders admitted that the team thought they were getting back Robert Covington a little bit earlier in terms of the original timetable.

    Prior to the All-Star Weekend, Saunders noted he was optimistic the Wolves would have a healthy team when they returned from the break. It still remains to be seen when RoCo will return from a bone bruise on his knee that’s kept him out for more than two months. Saunders added that there’s no specific “final hurdle” for Covington to clear before returning to action as he is just getting used to a bigger workload. Owners should continue to hold RoCo but expectations should be lowered as he is clearly not fully healthy yet.

    Source: Twin Cities

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

    Lord RoCo is nearing a return, but being ruled out a day early is never a great sign. Even when he does come back, he'll need some time to get back into game shape, so he shouldn't be started in weekly leagues.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) has been recalled from the G-League but is still listed as out for Sunday's game.

    Covington is very close to a return. There's a chance he gets upgraded for Sunday's game, but we'll consider him heavily doubtful. He will need a few games to get back into a rhythm, but he needs to be owned everywhere.

    Source: Jon Krawcyznski on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) is out for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Covington will miss his 23rd game on Thursday, after being assigned to the Iowa Wolves for a rehab assignment earlier Thursday morning. It may take a couple games for Covington to get his feet under him, but he is nearing a return and should be picked up in any leagues where he was dropped and is still available.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter