Sixers aim to work out extension with Covington

Robert Covington has been an underrated forward for the improving 76ers.

The Philadelphia 76ers are interested in signing forward Robert Covington to a contract extension, according to a report from 97.3 ESPN radio.

Per the report:

As his contract is currently constructed, Covington, 26, is scheduled to make just $1.5 million for the 2017-18 season, which would make him one of the biggest bargains in the NBA.

However, he is also set to hit unrestricted free agency following the season, and the organization doesn’t want to run the risk of losing him on the open market.

Also, Hoops Rumors reports: “Covington just completed his third season with the Sixers, who signed him in 2014 after he was waived by the Rockets. The 26-year-0ld underwent arthroscopic surgery last month for a meniscus tear in his right knee, but the procedure was described as minor and he should be fully recovered long before training camp.”