Robert Covington won’t travel with Sixers for upcoming road trip

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Robert Covington will be held out of the 76ers’ upcoming road games against Cleveland and Toronto, per Philly.com.

He experienced some pain in his right knee following the Sixers’ Tuesday win over the Nets in which he scored 21 points to go with 13 rebounds. Following an MRI on Wednesday, Covington sat out of last night’s home bout against Atlanta.

Covington had been enjoying one of his best months of play to date prior to his injury. He’s been averaging 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in March, second on the team behind Rookie of the Year front-runner Dario Saric.

Justin Anderson started Wednesday’s game in Covington’s absence, his first in a Sixers uniform since coming over in a trade with the Mavericks. He turned 25 minutes of play into 10 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds. Anderson is expected to start at least the next 2 games while Covington recovers. With the increased playing time, coach Brett Brown should be able to get a better idea of how he’ll fit into the bench rotation next season, if at all.

 

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