LA ClippersForward Robert CovingtonAndrew Morrison, CAA Sports' agent, confirmed that the actor has signed a two year, $24million contract extension.
Covington, who will be able avoid a restricted summer-agency market that is low in salary caps, returns to a loaded Clippers roster which will begin the season amongst the NBA's major championship contenders.
Covington, according to collective bargaining rules is allowed to sign with the Clippers for up two years before free agency begins in July. He arrived in time for the February trade deadline, as part of a deal which included guard. Norman PowellThe league's most talented roster was strengthened and the stage was set for the full-time return of All-Stars Kawhi LeonardAnd Paul GeorgeNext season.
The Clippers purchased Powell and Covington in a deal that was made with the Portland Trail BlazersFor Eric Bledsoe, Justise WinslowYou are a rookie Keon JohnsonA 2025 second-round selection.
Covington will join Leonard and George in one of the NBA’s most formidable defenses. Covington ranked sixth in the NBA in deflections this season, becoming the only player to register 90 steals and 90 blocks, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Covington also played well offensively, scoring 10.4 points on 50 percent shooting and 45% from 3-pointers in 23 games. Covington scored 43 points, including a record 11 3-pointers against the franchise. Milwaukee BucksApril 1.
Once Covington joined the Clippers, he ranked in the top 15 in catch-and-shoot 3-point field goal percentage among 90 players with over 100 attempts, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Covington, 31 years old, has been a part of nine NBA seasons. This includes stops with Houston, Philadelphia, MinnesotaPortland, and the Clippers. He has averaged 11.6 point, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game over his entire career.