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The Trade Market for Timberwolves’ Covington is ‘Heating Up’

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According to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania, several teams have pursued Timberwolves forward Robert Covington as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.

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The market for Timberwolves forward Robert Covington is building steam heading into the NBA Trade Deadline. According to a post by The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania, rival teams are contacting the Wolves in hopes of acquiring the 29-year-old veteran.

Krawczynski and Charania revealed that the Rockets, Mavericks and 76ers are among the teams in the mix for Covington.

Rival teams also say the market for forward Robert Covington has been heating up over recent days. Covington has become a coveted player, with his defensive prowess and outside shooting an ideal fit for most teams in the playoff hunt. Houston, Dallas and Philadelphia are among the teams that have expressed interest in him, but Minnesota is expected to drive a hard bargain, league sources said.

Covington, a solid two-way contributor, is averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Signed to a team-friendly contract, Covington’s salary sits at $11.3 million for this season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign.

On Thursday, the Wolves created an open roster spot by shipping Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham to the Hawks for former Trail Blazers wing Allen Crabbe.

You can read the full story from Krawczynski and Charania at The Athletic (subscription required).