Updated Milwaukee Bucks’ trade deadline targets – Robert Covington
This last one is the unlikeliest of the bunch for the Bucks, but he needs mentioning nevertheless. There are whispers that Robert Covington could be available from the Portland Trail Blazers as they are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons as they have been hit by injuries. The Bucks have expressed interest in acquiring the forward previously, and he would be a perfect fit with this iteration of the roster.
Covington’s biggest calling card throughout his NBA career has been his robust defense, which has helped him carve out a role over his eight years since going undrafted. The Bucks could utilize yet another switchable defender in their quest to repeat as champions, especially one with the stature of Covington. Lineups with Covington alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday would wreak havoc on opposing offenses.
Although he is mostly known for his defense, Covington is a solid player offensively as well. Most of his damage comes from behind the arc, as he is a high-volume shooter from long range, hitting 35.8 percent of his 3-pointers on 6.2 attempts per game for his career. Sweet shooting like that is just what the Bucks are looking for, which would help the forward fit seamlessly offensively.
What makes Covington tough to picture in a Bucks uniform is his hefty salary. With the veteran on the books for a tick under $13 million this season, it would take some serious financial gymnastics by Horst to work out a trade. Nevertheless, the former Executive of the Year has worked his share of miracles before, and he could certainly do so once again, especially given the prior interest.
Keep an eye on any of these Milwaukee Bucks’ targets leading up to the trade deadline on February 10.