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NBA Trade Deadline: 3 players whom the Toronto Raptors should target

Shubham Pant
ANALYST
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Modified 15 Jan 2020, 20:28 IST

#2 Robert Covington (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Minnesota Timberwolves are struggling to get going this season
Minnesota Timberwolves are struggling to get going this season

Robert Covington is probably the most important player for the Minnesota Timberwolves when it comes to defense and floor spacing. He is the perfect 3-D player, defending almost all the positions and shot around 38% from the 3 point line.

While he is an important piece for the Wolves, he does not fit the timeline that the Wolves seem to be building for. The Wolves are currently 12th in the West with a 15-24 record and their chances of making the playoffs this season feel slim.

Covington is on a team-friendly $11m per year contract until he is 32 and could be just what a title chasing team like the Toronto Raptors really need. Covington is averaging 12.7 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1 block a game as well. His talents would really make the Raptors a force in the West as they need a player like Covington to help shore up their defense while staying dangerous on the offensive end.

The Timberwolves get: Norman Powell, Chris Boucher and the 2020 2nd round pick.

The Raptors get: Robert Covington.

Also read: NBA Trade Window: 3 teams that should consider trading for Robert Covington

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Published 15 Jan 2020, 20:28 IST
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