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45 minutes ago, MikeXScott said:

Harden last year, now the 2 chuckers on Portland. Would love to see Covington on a team that plays the right way. Could be a championship piece

Make it 3. Dame McCollum and Melo. 
Watched the whole game, Dame and Melo seldom passed to RoCo 

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28 minutes ago, GarrettHasTheClap said:

I agree. Why should Dame and McCollum shoot when you have Robert Covington? He should easily be getting 18-22 shots a game. 

Well, not what I mean but dame seems to enjoy taking low efficiency contested shots 

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I fear it's going to be like this all year long. 

Damn him and his juicy stock potential. But I'm getting off this train 

Good luck boys ... he'll prolly go on a torrid stretch soon as I trade him . So thank me later

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Yeah the problem with Nurkic and Covington this year is the Blazers depth.. if they aren't playing well its really not a big deal. Scotts will happily rotate them out for the hotter hand

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1 hour ago, DepressedKnicksFan said:

His minutes are in the mid 20s

No they're not. It was a blowout. Dame played 28. Cj played 25. Hes averaging 31 min on the season

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1 hour ago, brosephd said:

doing just enough to not drop unless you're deep. 

Unless he stops getting minutes, he'll never be a drop in a 12 team league, especially not at the beginning of the season. Maybe down the line, when teams start tanking and different players start getting minutes. There should be no top 100 potential players on the waiver wire at this point, so dropping him doesn't make much sense. And if he is your worst player, you've probably already won your league.

Not sure that I understand all of the hopping out of the train posts.  If you drafted him, you should've been aware that this was a possibility. He's fully capable of providing 1st round value for a few weeks, and you do not drop that kind of player unless he is not playing. Although it is true that things have never looked worse for him than right now. Selfishness in Portland is off the charts.

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6 hours ago, AomineDaiki05 said:

Unless he stops getting minutes, he'll never be a drop in a 12 team league, especially not at the beginning of the season. Maybe down the line, when teams start tanking and different players start getting minutes. There should be no top 100 potential players on the waiver wire at this point, so dropping him doesn't make much sense. And if he is your worst player, you've probably already won your league.

Not sure that I understand all of the hopping out of the train posts.  If you drafted him, you should've been aware that this was a possibility. He's fully capable of providing 1st round value for a few weeks, and you do not drop that kind of player unless he is not playing. Although it is true that things have never looked worse for him than right now. Selfishness in Portland is off the charts.

This is the first I heard of selfishness in Portland. Dame and CJ shoot the shots. Nothing to do with selfish. They are clearly way better than everyone on the team at that. They are literally the best players. The allure of Covington is not his shooting. 

 

Selfishness has nothing to do with his output on the defensive side.  Is Dame holding him back from steals and blocks?

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4 minutes ago, GarrettHasTheClap said:

This is the first I heard of selfishness in Portland. Dame and CJ shoot the shots. Nothing to do with selfish. They are clearly way better than everyone on the team at that. They are literally the best players. The allure of Covington is not his shooting. 

 

Selfishness has nothing to do with his output on the defensive side.  Is Dame holding him back from steals and blocks?

What are you talking about? You are acting like his defensive stats are abysmal. He is one of the leading stealers in the league, only blocks need some work. It's not that easy to adjust to a team with Portland's disinterest in playing defense. 

Is this a troll comment? Everyone is aware of selfishness in Portland. Not just Dame and CJ, almost everyone else who is not a defense specialist is only looking for his own shot. There is no passing involved. 

Dame and CJ are great attacking players, but they lack the skill of passing. They are playing like you'd play your 2K character. It can be fun to watch if you are into that sort of thing, but for sure it isn't pleasant to play with them. Covington's value is exactly that, he doesn't require the ball that much and doesn't lose interest if he is not involved in offense, but Portland is taking everything to the next level. Imagine playing like that, the only way to touch the ball is if you steal, block or rebound. 

Basketball is a team game and passing is a huge part of it. 

The allure of Covington is not his shooting, but we still expect 10+ points and 2+ 3s. No one is asking that he shoots 20 shots per game, but 6 is a bit low. His usage is barely in double digits. 

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? 


 

 

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I think the key thing missing is that Stotts hasn’t figured out how to incorporate Covington’s skill set yet. However at the same time, it’s up to Stotts to figure out how to utilize Covington to get him more touches. But it’s hard to break away from the Dame and CJ tandem when that has lead you to the playoffs multiple seasons.

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9 minutes ago, AomineDaiki05 said:

What are you talking about? You are acting like his defensive stats are abysmal. He is one of the leading stealers in the league, only blocks need some work. It's not that easy to adjust to a team with Portland's disinterest in playing defense. 

Is this a troll comment? Everyone is aware of selfishness in Portland. Not just Dame and CJ, almost everyone else who is not a defense specialist is only looking for his own shot. There is no passing involved. 

Dame and CJ are great attacking players, but they lack the skill of passing. They are playing like you'd play your 2K character. It can be fun to watch if you are into that sort of thing, but for sure it isn't pleasant to play with them. Covington's value is exactly that, he doesn't require the ball that much and doesn't lose interest if he is not involved in offense, but Portland is taking everything to the next level. Imagine playing like that, the only way to touch the ball is if you steal, block or rebound. 

Basketball is a team game and passing is a huge part of it. 

The allure of Covington is not his shooting, but we still expect 10+ points and 2+ 3s. No one is asking that he shoots 20 shots per game, but 6 is a bit low. His usage is barely in double digits. 

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? 


 

 

Far from a troll comment. Are you serious? Let's take a look at something: 

 

A 3 pt specialist? Wooooowww.

Robert Covington is a career 40% shooter from the field,  35% from 3. Who do you want him shooting over: Dame? CJ? Nurk? Gary Trent? Jones Jr.? Hood when he is healthy? Melo? Covington is a terrible shooter man. He is not a scorer. But again: 8 games. Have you guys even had Covington before?

I never complained about his defense but people would be a lot quieter if he was performing at an elite level like usual defensively. You are complaining because he isn't averaging 10 points. He is at 6.7 after 8 games. 

 

The team is deep and is trying to figure out its rotation. And you clearly don't watch Dame to say he plays like a 2k player. The guy plays the whole 1st and 3rd quarter.  Of course hes going to have an opportunity to score a lot. I'm over here laughing right now. 

 

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1 minute ago, GarrettHasTheClap said:

Far from a troll comment. Are you serious? Let's take a look at something: 

 

A 3 pt specialist? Wooooowww.

Robert Covington is a career 40% shooter from the field,  35% from 3. Who do you want him shooting over: Dame? CJ? Nurk? Gary Trent? Jones Jr.? Hood when he is healthy? Melo? Covington is a terrible shooter man. He is not a scorer. But again: 8 games. Have you guys even had Covington before?

I never complained about his defense but people would be a lot quieter if he was performing at an elite level like usual defensively. You are complaining because he isn't averaging 10 points. He is at 6.7 after 8 games. 

 

The team is deep and is trying to figure out its rotation. And you clearly don't watch Dame to say he plays like a 2k player. The guy plays the whole 1st and 3rd quarter.  Of course hes going to have an opportunity to score a lot. I'm over here laughing right now. 

 

You are again missing the point and you are quite obviously a troll, but I'll use you to make another point.

Basketball is not a sport where the best shooter is supposed to shoot every shot. Other players need to be involved too, if they are not the same scenario will repeat itself. In playoffs Dame will shoot at least 5% worse than in the regular season and Portland will always lose. 

There is only one problem here and that is his involvement at the offensive end, or to put it simply FTA. If he was stealing 5 balls per game it would be the same story, people would be complaining about his lack of shots. Is 10 shots per game such a ridiculous thing to ask? As you made it perfectly clear with your statement, 35.5% is terrible, that you do not know a lot about basketball, I'll provide some explanation. 10 shots per game does not mean that he is required to shoot 10 every game, it means that when he is hot he should be shooting 10+, and when he is not 10-. Keeping him at 4 shoots when he is hot is inexcusable. I am referring to games against GSW and LAC, both easy losses. 

Not sure that I understand that Portland is deep claim. Deep with what? 

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From what I've watched it's a function of coaching in my opinion.  Dame and CJ aren't out there ignoring plays and offensive sets just to dribble around and play ISO ball.  It seems like Stotts literally just is not running better plays to get everyone involved.  And Dame and CJ happen to be very effective at getting and hitting their own shot.

As for being selfish, Dame finds plenty of open guys that are not an obvious easy pass.  I've seen him drive and kick plenty, so I don't know if I'd call him selfish.  I really just think Stotts is an idiot with not coming up with better offensive sets.  At the beginning of the games they'll run a few plays that get the ball moving in everyone's hands, and a couple games it's led to early RoCo buckets, and it immediately devolves to no action after that.

So I wouldn't call Dame and CJ selfish and would say the opposite for Dame, I think he gets guys involved.  I blame the playcalling and lack of creativity and movement on the offensive end on coaching.  Too much stagnation with guys standing around waiting in a spot for Dame or CJ to make a play.  But when they do run plays and get RoCo involved he's looked decent, and I don't know why they don't mix in more team involvement in the play calling to keep guys more engaged.

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6 minutes ago, AomineDaiki05 said:

You are again missing the point and you are quite obviously a troll, but I'll use you to make another point.

Basketball is not a sport where the best shooter is supposed to shoot every shot. Other players need to be involved too, if they are not the same scenario will repeat itself. In playoffs Dame will shoot at least 5% worse than in the regular season and Portland will always lose. 

There is only one problem here and that is his involvement at the offensive end, or to put it simply FTA. If he was stealing 5 balls per game it would be the same story, people would be complaining about his lack of shots. Is 10 shots per game such a ridiculous thing to ask? As you made it perfectly clear with your statement, 35.5% is terrible, that you do not know a lot about basketball, I'll provide some explanation. 10 shots per game does not mean that he is required to shoot 10 every game, it means that when he is hot he should be shooting 10+, and when he is not 10-. Keeping him at 4 shoots when he is hot is inexcusable. I am referring to games against GSW and LAC, both easy losses. 

Not sure that I understand that Portland is deep claim. Deep with what? 

 

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. 

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1 minute 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. 

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. 

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