The Milwaukee Bucks are in the middle of what has been a very entertaining 2022-23 NBA season so far. At this point in time, they hold a 34-17 record and are the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. With the NBA trade deadline approaching, the Bucks could very well end up being a serious buyer for veteran pieces.
Jae Crowder has been one of the most talked about trade targets for the Bucks over the last couple of weeks. Another name that has been connected to Milwaukee a lot has been New York Knicks’ wing Cam Reddish.
Both of those guys would be nice impact role players, but there are other teams interested in them as well. For the Bucks, there are also some other names to keep an eye on.
Behind the Buck Pass wrote an article about potential trade targets the Bucks should look into to beef up their wing depth. One intriguing name that they listed was Robert Covington.
The Milwaukee Bucks have checked in on Robert Covington before and given that his performance has remained steady it’s hard to imagine the interest Jon Horst previously had in Covington waning.
Robert Covington Is An intriguing Fit For The Bucks
At 32 years of age, the veteran forward would be a cheap addition and a good one at that. He has been known as a 3-and-D player and that is exactly what the Bucks need.
So far this season with the Los Angeles Clippers, Covington has not had a large role. He has played in 33 games and has averaged just 16.4 minutes per game.
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In those appearances and minutes, Covington has averaged 5.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He has shot 41.1 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 33.7 percent of his three-point attempts. Obviously, those numbers aren’t great, but he’s a veteran role player at this point.
Milwaukee would likely prefer to acquire a guy like Crowder or Reddish before they turned to Covington, but he’s a solid Plan C option. Covington has played in multiple playoff runs and has the kind of experience that the Bucks would like to have coming off of the bench.
Expect to continue hearing rumors surrounding the Bucks with the trade deadline right around the corner. They seem committed to adding some depth on the wing, and adding Covington would give them that and an extra power forward option as well for small ball situations. This could be a legitimate fit for both parties.