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NBA: Robert Covington agrees to 2-year deal to stay with Clippers


Robert Covington #23 of the LA Clippers appeals to the crowd for noise during a 105-101 Pelican win in an NBA play-in tournament game at Crypto.com Arena on April 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP NOTE TO

Robert Covington #23 of the LA Clippers appeals to the crowd for noise during a 105-101 Pelican win in an NBA play-in tournament game at Crypto.com Arena on April 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 

Los Angeles Clippers forward Robert Covington agreed to a two-year, $24 million extension to remain with the club, ESPN reported Thursday.

According to the report, Covington was eligible under the collective bargaining agreement to re-sign with the Clippers for a maximum of two years prior to the start of free agency in July.

Covington earned $12.975 million last season when he split the campaign between the Portland Trail Blazers and Clippers. Los Angeles acquired Covington in February.

Covington, 31, averaged 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 23 games (two starts) for the Clippers. Overall, he averaged 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 71 games (42 starts) and notched 128 3-pointers, 103 steals and 91 blocked shots.

In nine NBA seasons, Covington has career averages of 11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 537 games (460 starts). He also has played for the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

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