2. Robert Covington, Los Angeles Clippers
Covington has bounced around the league, as contending teams have used him as a small-ball big man and perimeter defender in oversized lineups. With a solid 3-point shot, signing Covington would kill two birds with one stone. He could play a part in fixing Toronto’s lack of perimeter shooting.
After proving himself for a half-decade in Philadelphia and Minnesota, Covington managed to break out of his Portland-induced slump and shoot 45% on 3-point attempts. Just 32 next season, Covington can be a reliable shooter that can defend three frontcourt positions with ease. Ujiri has likely had his eye on them for some time.
Robert Covington would give a veteran edge to the Toronto Raptors.
Covington might be losing some of his former defensive glory, but he is still a capable defender at this level. Covington is a much better shooter and scorer than Boucher, even if he lacks the Canadian’s shot-blocking ability. Now that Toronto is an established playoff team, Covington could be intrigued to join them.
Covington is at the point in his career where ring-chasing would not be frowned upon. Toronto is not going to be the only team that will give Covington a call. If he is intrigued by what the Raptors are building, there is a chance that Tennessee State’s finest spurns other favorites and comes up north.