Sixers Exercise Option on Robert Covington's Contract for 2017-18 Season - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sixers Exercise Option on Robert Covington's Contract for 2017-18 Season

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    Sixers Exercise Option on Robert Covington's Contract for 2017-18 Season
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    Sixers exercise option on Robert Covington's contract for 2017-18 season

    The Sixers took care of one question mark before the draft.

    They exercised their option on Robert Covington for next season on Wednesday.

    Covington remains a bargain for the Sixers. The starting small forward is set to earn $1.6 million in his fifth season.

    Covington averaged 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.0 blocks per game last season. He established himself as a top two-way player, often being tasked with defending the opponent's best player.

    Covington is rehabbing from surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee in April.

    Now entering the final year of his current deal, Covington is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018.