Clippers' Robert Covington agrees to two-year, $24 million extension

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While the NBA playoffs remain in full speed, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently hectic making lineup relocations ahead of next season after getting bounced in the play-in competition by the New Orleans Pelicans. L.A. is signing forward Robert Covington to a two-year, $24 million agreement extension, his representative Andrew Morrison validated to ESPN.

Covington was set to be an unlimited complimentary representative this summer season, however the league’s cumulative bargaining contract permits him to re-sign for an optimum of 2 years with his existing group. With the list of groups anticipated to have sufficient cap area this summer season mainly including restoring franchises, Covington protects a short-term offer and bypasses what might be an unforeseeable offseason.

The Clippers gotten Covington at the trade due date in an offer that likewise generated Norman Powell. L.A. sent out Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson and a 2025 second-round choice to the Trail Blazers to get Powell and Covington. In 23 video games with the Clippers this season, Covington saw a boost in his effectiveness, as he shot 45 percent from deep on almost 5 efforts per video game. He offers the Clippers yet another prolonged boundary protector who can area the flooring and tear down threes. 

While the Clippers missed out on the playoffs this season — by an extremely slim margin by the method — generating Powell and Covington were relocations made with the future in mind. Kawhi Leonard need to be returning totally healthy next season after missing out on the whole 2021-22 season with a torn ACL, along with Paul George who remained in and out of the lineup with numerous injuries. 

With Covington re-signed and healthy seasons from Leonard and George on the horizon, the Clippers need to when again be thought about champion competitors going into the 2022-23 season.

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