2. Robert Covington
The 76ers are exploring what they can get for Covington, but his knee injury complicates matters. He is out through the trade deadline and knee injuries are always scary. If it lingers, Covington may miss the remainder of the season.
RoCo came back to Philadelphia in the James Harden trade. He averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 16.1 minutes per game over 26 contests. The 33-year-old is not the same player Sixers fans remember from The Process era, but he can still play stout defense and help his team win.
Covington is on an $11.6 million expiring contract and could be traded at any moment. He is unlikely to be part of the team’s playoff rotation, and the 76ers would love to move on, especially if they are getting a significant upgrade in return.
Putting Robert Covington’s contract together with other expiring deals could make the Sixers players for just about anyone on the market. They could use the draft capital they got for James Harden to land another star or just upgrade their roster with role players. It is a difficult decision for Daryl Morey and one he has to nail if the Sixers plan on contending for a championship in 2024.