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8 minutes ago, GarrettHasTheClap said:

 

The fact that you called Robert Covington a 3 pt Specialist should really end this conversation.  And if we are talking about actual basketball,  you have to be crazy to insinuate that Covington needs to be more involved. He's fine. Some games he'll shoot more others he won't.  And Mr. I know Basketball....do you think they brought 3 Pt Specialist Robert Covington to improve their offense or address their obvious defensive inefficiency?

When he is hot....so what about when CJ and Dame are hot? Matter of fact,  when has he been hot? You can some how look past McCollum playing at a high level and say Covington needs more shots? I guess Dame was a big burden last night too?

As far as deep, Portland has a lot of wings. 

 

Stop trying to talk about real basketball when the problem is fantasy related. That he isn't averaging 3.3 more points. 

well, he is a 3&D guy, probably one of the best in the league at that...

we can argue if hes a 3pt specialist, hes still a pretty good shooter and his MO during his whole career is hittin 3 pointers (always hovers around 2 3pm per game) and grindin on the defensive end...

the fact is that this might be his first season, if we neglect the rookie season, that hes pretty much useless out there on the offensive end...dude was great in philly & minnesota and awesome in houston tbh so the problem is obviously in portlands obvious offensive schemes that havent changed since cj & dame became a thing

 

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1 minute ago, AomineDaiki05 said:

Covington is a great team defender and a 3pt specialist. What was the point of acquiring him if you are not going to let him shoot and if no one else is trying to play defense? 

I am quite satisfied to let it end with this sentence, there is no point in continuation as you lack basic reading comprehension ability and you not making any sense. Look at CharlesCC2 comment, that should serve you as an example of what to do when you have a different opinion. 

Lol bro you have been name calling me this whole time and calling me a troll because I don't agree with you. I think its actually funny that that's your natural response.  It's not that deep to me. Covington being a 3pt specialist because he shoots 3s more than anything is something I cant agree with. He really has no offense. He can make  3s because 1.) Hes gonna be open as a low priority offensive weapon no matter where he is 2.) Hes always been streaky. 

 

If he is a 3pt specialist Reddick and Korver are  3pt gods. I digress...

I think Covington will be fine. This team is still gelling and he'll have more offensive involvement but it's too early to be concerned. Covington has these periods of the season where people who have him panic then he starts balling and people regret dropping him.

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i know houston got 2 first rounders for him but you cannot tell me that he wouldnt fit like a glove next to wood and tucker

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4 minutes ago, L3onD said:

well, he is a 3&D guy, probably one of the best in the league at that...

we can argue if hes a 3pt specialist, hes still a pretty good shooter and his MO during his whole career is hittin 3 pointers (always hovers around 2 3pm per game) and grindin on the defensive end...

the fact is that this might be his first season, if we neglect the rookie season, that hes pretty much useless out there on the offensive end...dude was great in philly & minnesota and awesome in houston tbh so the problem is obviously in portlands obvious offensive schemes that havent changed since cj & dame became a thing

 

Perhaps semantics but I'll agree with the 3&D characterization.  I just dont look at him as a specialist, per se. He had a transition period with Minnesota as well. If I'm not mistaken it was when KAT got hurt. I think those schemes were more wide open and fast paced (Houston and Minny). They gotta figure out how to incorporate the new guys they just added. I think 8 games in is to small a sample size to say this is an abort mission.

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1 minute ago, GarrettHasTheClap said:

Perhaps semantics but I'll agree with the 3&D characterization.  I just dont look at him as a specialist, per se. He had a transition period with Minnesota as well. If I'm not mistaken it was when KAT got hurt. I think those schemes were more wide open and fast paced (Houston and Minny). They gotta figure out how to incorporate the new guys they just added. I think 8 games in is to small a sample size to say this is an abort mission.

im not saying its an abort mission but things dont work...nurk is playing like **** after he transformed the team in the bubble with his play (dame & nurk combo has always been a masterpiece) and now they have a perfect 3&D guy which they lacked for years and hes basically useless...djj and roco are running around chasing these guys only to stand still on the other side and watch two guys dominate the ball (which im fine with) but they became predictable...whats the use of dames and cjs 30 bombs each night if other guys are not involved...stotts is incompetent at this point and the only thing that saved him from losing his job is that they have made playoffs so far (which should be a given with the rosters he had)

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To clarify more as an outsider looking in

Portland is talented offensively. Dame, CJ, Nurk, and even to a certain extent Melo are effective putting up shots. Doesn't mean they are selfish. But putting up shots requires a rhythm

Covington is still figuring out where his shots will come from. Its hard to get into a rhythm shooting when you arent aware of when youll be getting shots. Guys like Rodney Hood, Simons, Gary Trent Jr, who play the off ball role can get into a better rhythm of shots due to the chemistry built playing with Portland.

I am in 10 team league where its not as competitive and RoCo is worst player on team. My waiver wire is filled with replaceable guys and other managers arent aware of Covington's value, so i am dropped him with hopes he will be there when he gets that streak. Will scoop him up once the hot hand i pick up is cooling down.

I take back my earlier statements about minutes - didnt check the scoreboard.

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Just now, L3onD said:

im not saying its an abort mission but things dont work...nurk is playing like **** after he transformed the team in the bubble with his play (dame & nurk combo has always been a masterpiece) and now they have a perfect 3&D guy which they lacked for years and hes basically useless...djj and roco are running around chasing these guys only to stand still on the other side and watch two guys dominate the ball (which im fine with) but they became predictable...whats the use of dames and cjs 30 bombs each night if other guys are not involved...stotts is incompetent at this point and the only thing that saved him from losing his job is that they have made playoffs so far (which should be a given with the rosters he had)

I'm all for the Stotts slander but I can't get behind the Dame being selfish thing. Stotts is holding the team back. 

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15 minutes ago, GarrettHasTheClap said:

Lol bro you have been name calling me this whole time and calling me a troll because I don't agree with you. I think its actually funny that that's your natural response.  It's not that deep to me. Covington being a 3pt specialist because he shoots 3s more than anything is something I cant agree with. He really has no offense. He can make  3s because 1.) Hes gonna be open as a low priority offensive weapon no matter where he is 2.) Hes always been streaky. 

 

If he is a 3pt specialist Reddick and Korver are  3pt gods. I digress...

I think Covington will be fine. This team is still gelling and he'll have more offensive involvement but it's too early to be concerned. Covington has these periods of the season where people who have him panic then he starts balling and people regret dropping him.

Second this. In years past I made the mistake of dropping covington when he was literally putting up free agent numbers tanking my fg% every week for the first month of the season. I ended up dropping, and he immediately proceeded to put up top 20 value after that. You have to be patient with this guy. He’s known for hot and cold streaks. 

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Man this is getting frustrating. I'm this close to dropping - if I just wanted 2 triples and a steal I could just pick up like, Jordan Clarkson or something, and he would at least give me 16 ppg on good efficiency

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26 minutes ago, fabrar said:

Man this is getting frustrating. I'm this close to dropping - if I just wanted 2 triples and a steal I could just pick up like, Jordan Clarkson or something, and he would at least give me 16 ppg on good efficiency

 

Thou shall not drop the Lord.

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Blame it on the coach who hasn’t tried to involve this guy yet while Dame, McCollum and Melo play isolation ball in a stagnant offense.  I think Nurkic can really help Cov once he’s up and back to form, but who knows when that’ll be.   My faith is in the Lord Cov is now on shaky ground after watching the Blazers last few games. 

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Just now, Taipan said:

Blame it on the coach who hasn’t tried to involve this guy yet while Dame, McCollum and Melo play isolation ball in a stagnant offense.  I think Nurkic can really help Cov once he’s up and back to form, but who knows when that’ll be.   My faith is in the Lord Cov is now on shaky ground after watching the Blazers last few games. 

 

Blazers have the 4th ranked offense lol I wouldn't expect the offense to change much at all but once the games get closer Cov will rank up the stocks for sure. As a team the Blazers have been way more active on deflections than I've seen for years and Covington is a driving force in that. The scoring won't ever get above 12ppg imo but the stocks should be plentiful

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41 minutes ago, Pumbaa said:

still waiting for those stocks... I can stomach low scoring games, but I need 3+ stock per game!

 

Same here. I don't care about scoring but I drafted him for elite stocks.

 

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15 hours ago, Boogie Buckets said:

 

Blazers have the 4th ranked offense lol I wouldn't expect the offense to change much at all but once the games get closer Cov will rank up the stocks for sure. As a team the Blazers have been way more active on deflections than I've seen for years and Covington is a driving force in that. The scoring won't ever get above 12ppg imo but the stocks should be plentiful

 

I'm almost 100% sure the offense will change. I believe the team is playing hero ball with CJ and Lillard because Nurkic is out of shape and because they just added two players into their system. Once Nurkic is back in shape and the new players know all the team plays, the offense will change.

CJ and Lillard are NOT selfish players. It's not like they have anything to prove. They're both going to get paid! The team knows hero ball won't work in the playoffs.

 

With all that being said, Covington is going to still only average 9-12 shots a game (not the 5-6 he's getting now).

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He lost his fantasy value coming to Portland. Houston with that small ball was a dreamland for him. He had more blocks and rebounds and had good looks from the three because teams would double Harden all the time and Russ would create some opet shots for him too. Portland are just stacked offensively 

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13 hours ago, stevenzhang said:

 

I'm almost 100% sure the offense will change. I believe the team is playing hero ball with CJ and Lillard because Nurkic is out of shape and because they just added two players into their system. Once Nurkic is back in shape and the new players know all the team plays, the offense will change.

CJ and Lillard are NOT selfish players. It's not like they have anything to prove. They're both going to get paid! The team knows hero ball won't work in the playoffs.

 

With all that being said, Covington is going to still only average 9-12 shots a game (not the 5-6 he's getting now).

 

I dunno bruh I’m a Blazers fan and have been watching them for years now, the offense is basically identical to how its always been. If anything Nurk will get more playmaking duties but CJ and Dame will be the main beneficiaries of that. RoCo’s going to attack closeouts and shoot open corner 3’s all year I wouldnt expect much more than that. Dame and CJ aren’t selfish but I don’t believe RoCo is someone to demand more touches, hes going to play a role, we’ve just gotta hope the stocks return in bunches. I would say he maybe shoots a couple more shots a game but with guys like Melo and Gary Trent Jr. lurking around too there are too many guys willing to shoot before dishing to the Lord

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