11/12/14 1:05 pm EST
Sam Hinkie’s roster turnstile continues this morning as multiple online reports — we believe Marc Stein Tweeted it first — are stating that the 76ers general manager is about to sign / call up Robert Covington of the D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive. The 76ers roster already has 15 players on it, so someone who dressed for Sunday night’s debacle in Toronto is about to get waived.
The 6-foot-9 , 215-pound forward with a 7-foot wingspan spent the majority of last season with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League where he earned rookie of the year honors and for what it is worth, was league’s all-star game MVP. Covington also had a cup of coffee with the Houston Rockets last season (7 games) and put up 2.3 ppg. as well as less than 1 rebound per contest.