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Robert Covington and the Clippers have agreed to terms on a two-year, $24 million contract extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 31-year-old forward was a valuable role player for the Clippers this season and was one the Clippers wanted to bring back into the fold next year. With Paul George and Kawhi Leonard potentially back healthy next season, the Clippers will look to make some noise in the Western Conference.
Robert Covington led the Clippers with 43 points in the battle of the benches in Milwaukee on Friday night. He shot 15-for-24 from the field while knocking down 11-of-18 from beyond the arc. Covington added eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three blocks in 46 minutes.
In a game where both teams held out most of their starters, Covington shined matching a career-high with 43 points and 11 threes. With the Clippers locked into the play-in round of the playoffs in the West, they will continue to shuffle players in and out of the lineup over the last week of the regular season.
Robert Covington finished with 43 points (15-24 FG, 2-2 FT, 11-18 3-PT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks on Friday.
RoCo nearly doubled his previous career-high of 22 points on Friday, as he hit 11 treys, tying the league-high mark in a game for 2022. Covington scored 33 points in the second-half alone, and had a pair of threes late in the game that just missed for a chance at 50. Both teams rested several starters on Friday, but the Clippers came away with a convincing 153-119 victory, their highest regular-season scoring total in franchise history. Los Angeles will finish the regular-season at home, and take on the Pelicans on Sunday.
Clippers F Robert Covington (hand) is questionable for Friday's matchup with Philadelphia according to the LA Times' Andrew Greif.
Covington is nursing a sprained right hand after jamming it in Tuesday's loss in Denver. Covington is averaging 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 15 games since being traded to Los Angeles. Marcus Morris and Nicholas Tatum should absorb Covington's minutes if he cannot go against the Sixers.
Robert Covington put up 14 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the loss.
RoCo was the definition of three and D in this nailing 4 threes and playing tough defense all game. Covington has continually stepped up for LA with their stars out.