2. SF Robert Covington
Covington may have entered the league with the Trust the Process 76ers, but playoff teams all around the league gave sought out his blend of versatility on defense and 3-point shooting. With coach Nick Nurse routinely fawning over both of those traits, could Covington be on his way to Toronto?
Covington might be under 40% shooting from both the field and 3-point range, but we have years of evidence showing that he can be a valuable two-way piece for a playoff team. With experience everywhere from small-ball center to traditional small forward, Covington makes a ton of sense for Nurse.
The Toronto Raptors need a shooter like Robert Covington.
Players like Yuta Watanabe and Chris Boucher are trying to provide the same blend of sniping and physicality that Covington features, but they lack his offensive pedigree. Covington is a career 36% shooter from 3-point land, making him a natural fit for Nurse’s offense.
Trading for a player averaging 6.5 points per game with an eight-figure contract that expires after this season would be a very risky proposition. However, if the need for more shooting becomes too great to ignore, Covington could help Toronto make a charge at the playoffs.