Players Who Will Impact 76ers Wins Next Season

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Mar 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The 76ers won 99-85. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Covington

Covington is a good player who is going to get better. No doubt, he showed us what he could do last year as a Sixer with well over 10 points per game, and proved that when he gets more minutes, he can be a truly valuable component.

His rebounding is something important, that I would like to see upped even more. 4.5 per game last year was great, but 5 or 6 would be even better. That’s a possible two more possessions every single game if he can improve that much.

Expected to start, he’s going to have a shot at more minutes. I feel like Covington and his high-flying nature on offense will push him to score more, and he will be a reason that the 76ers will be on top and the end of several games.

His defensive attitude is good as well, averaging 1.4 steals per game last year. Quick hands will do well with an increase in playing time, as long as he’s able to keep focused and not get exhausted.

Covington plays with a fairly versatile style offensively. He can drive to the hoop and score in isolation plays, or he can hang around the arc and wait for a pass to set him up for a three pointer. He’s also got a pretty good handle on backdoor cuts. In addition to all these scoring plays, he’s good on defense, averaging 1.4 steals per game last year.

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