• Robert Covington is one of the players who drew interest from other teams with the trade deadline approaching
  • Robert Covington is a versatile defender who can shoot from the outside
  • The Philadelphia 76ers and LA Lakers among these teams interested

The trade deadline draws closer and teams have been looking around to find the best asset in the market for their squad. February 6 leaves the league with just around a week to find the best roster they will take in the latter stretch of the season.

As reported by Fansided, there is speculation floating around the league that could shake up some teams in the long run. One of these involves Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Robert Covington. The eighth-year player is known to be a serviceable addition to any team with the versatility he offers on the court.

Robert Covington went undrafted in his first year with the league and was picked up by the Houston Rockets after his stint with their Summer League team. He was eventually waived before being picked up in 2014 by the Philadelphia 76ers.

He has spent the majority of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and improved greatly as a shooter. With his experience with the team, his reintroduction to them can provide the additional offense the team needs. With Ben Simmons as the leading point guard, Robert Covington can stretch the floor as a threat from beyond the arc. The Minnesota Timberwolves could get young talent such as second-year player Zhaire Smith and additional draft picks if a deal pushes through.

In addition to this, Robert Covington is known for his services on the defensive end with his length and size but his shooting serves as an additional factor. He is considered to be very streaking when letting it fly from beyond the arc. This could be of big help for the LA Lakers as his shooting coupled with defensive competencies will benefit them in deep playoff runs.

The Western Conference-leading LA Lakers will have to unload some of their young talents to get Robert Covington. One player that could be shipped if a transaction materializes is Kyle Kuzma. Kyle Kuzma has been in a series of trade talks and it will be interesting to see what he and the Minnesota Timberwolves' forward's future hold after the February 6 deadline.

Kyle Kuzma
In this picture, Kyle Kuzma #0, and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers react during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images