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Why you should trade Robert Covington in season-long fantasy basketball

The Timberwolves swingman shouldn’t be experiencing a surge in scoring for much longer.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington raises his arms to pump up the crowd after making a three point shot in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center.  Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Every team wants an elite 3-and-D player, and Minnesota Timberwolves wing Robert Covington is one of the best on the business. He’s back in good health after last year’s injury-riddled season and contributes to every major statistical category. Covington is averaging 12.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and one block per contest through 38 appearances. But his scoring has gone up lately because of the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns, who is nearing a return from a lingering knee injury.

Why you should trade Robert Covington in fantasy basketball

The teams interested in dealing for Covington are contenders like the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Houston Rockets. If Minnesota elects to move him, his offensive role will be diminished, as he’s seen as potential complimentary piece to complete a championship blueprint, rather than a third star. On the other hand, Covington’s numbers should drop once Andrew Wiggins and KAT are both back on the floor. Covington will likely drop off some regardless of what happens, so it’s best to move him now.