This might be the dream scenario as it doesn’t feel like too much of a stretch to describe Covington as not just the best player on this list, but the player who is most similarly skilled in relation to Middleton.
As the Sixers have taken multiple gambles on undrafted players in recent seasons, none paid off in a bigger way than Covington who quickly proved himself to be an intelligent defender and a versatile offensive presence.
Covington can score, knocks down threes at a 37 percent clip, rebound well above average for his size, and is among the league’s best steals men.
Covington’s deal is so cheap that Philadelphia would seem reluctant to move him, but with the arrival of Dario Saric, Timothe Luwawu and Ben Simmons, positions two through four are suddenly a lot more crowded for the Sixers. This is a deal that might come at a higher price, but it’s a phone call worth making for Milwaukee’s execs.