Robert Covington

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  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington filled up the box with 10 points (4-for-10 FGs), 19 rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two threes in a victory over the Pacers on Tuesday.

    There may be no reason for concern over Covington's injury issues. This is a classic stat line from possibly the best player in the league when it comes to combined threes, steals and blocks. Covington can easily get back into the top-30 if he's able to play a full season.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and a triple on Thursday.

    The good news is that Covington continues to play after missing the majority of last season with a knee injury. It's good that the Wolves kept him out of action in a lost season and if he can stay healthy there's still early-mid round value in drafting RoCo as a perennial triple-one guy.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington returned from his lengthy absence due to knee issues and played 12 minutes in a start against the Suns, but after the game he acknowledged that he needs more time to return to his old form.

    “I ain’t my old self just yet. Once I get in shape, then I’ll be my old self. Once I get my legs under me, get a good feel and a good rhythm, old Cov will be back.” RoCo is coming off an extended absence from basketball-related activities, so it makes sense to seem him struggle with conditioning. The Wolves are likely to take it easy with their talented forward but a slow start to the season wouldn’t surprise us.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington returned from his lengthy absence due to knee problems and played 12 minutes in a start against the Suns on Tuesday, though he put up just two points, one board, one steal and one block.

    None of the Wolves starters played much tonight, so Covington is likely ready to handle more minutes. He's a fantasy darling that has a very wide range of outcomes this year. If he's healthy, he could crack the top-25 once again.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington's knee issues are not being perceived by the Wolves as "chronic" and he should be ready to start the season.

    RoCo's had on-and-off issues with his knees. He appeared in only 47 games last season due to a bone bruise on right knee. That said, his ability to fill up the stat sheet makes him one of the bigger risk-reward picks in the middle rounds of drafts this season.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee) is not expected to have any limitations heading into training camp.

    Covington had arthroscopic surgery in April after missing 47 games last season due to a bone bruise on his right knee.

    Source: Chris Hine of the Star Tribune

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) will reportedly be "good to go" for the start of training camp in October.

    Well, this is good news that we didn't hope we would need. Covington played 35 games last year and couldn't get over the bone bruise injury that kept him out for a majority of the year. We expected him to be ready to go, and the fact that we're even discussing this is slightly less than ideal.

    Source: Dane Moore on Twitter

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    After Robert Covington was reportedly dangled at the draft, ESPN's Brian Windhorst has heard that the Wolves could put him back on the market again if he proves healthy.

    Covington only played in 35 games last season after being hampered by a right knee bone bruise that eventually required surgery. All those years of huge minutes finally caught up to him, though there's little question that he is an elite 3-and-D option in the league. If he does prove healthy then Minnesota, who are reportedly looking to revamp the team around Karl-Anthony Towns, could find that Covington returns a nice package in any potential deal.

    Source: ESPN

  • Robert Covington
    F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Wolves President of operation Gerrson Rosas said that Robert Covington’s (right knee bone bruise) health is improving and he is on pace to be ready to go at the start of next season.

    Covington missed the majority of this past season with a knee injury that just could never heal. That said, when Covington was on the court he showed massive fantasy potential with averages of 2.1 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.4 threes. Those numbers alone would make him a fantasy monster, and a name to keep tabs on should he put the knee issues behind him.

    Source: Dane Moore on Twitter

  • 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