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Robert Covington, 76ers discussing framework of 4-year, $62M extension

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Robert Covington are discussing the framework of a four-year, $62 million contract extension, a person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to UT Sports. The person spoke under the condition of anonymity because the extension had not yet been made official.

There is no timetable for completion of the deal, according to the person. 

The deal would secure Covington, 26, as a member of Philadelphia’s young core alongside Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz. 

Covington, a three-and-D forward, is averaging 16.8 points and 5.7 rebounds this season for the Sixers. He’s also shooting 49.7% from the field, 50% from beyond the arc and is making 3.7 three-pointers per game — tied for second-most in the NBA.

Covington put together one of the best games of his career on Monday night in a win over the Los Angeles Clippers, tallying 31 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and five three-pointers — the final of which clinched the game. 

ESPN first reported the contract negotiations.


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