2. Robert Covington
The way Robert Covington has been managed during his time with the LA Clippers should be studied for years to come. In short, he has to be considered on the shortlist as one of the most underutilized players in the NBA over the past season and a half (since he was traded to LA).
This past season with the Clippers, he was in and out of the rotation and only averaged 16 minutes per game on the off occasions that he did play. He finished his first full season with the Clippers by averaging six points and four rebounds on 40 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Considering that he’s entering the final year of his contract and that the Clippers would shave off nearly $12 million from their cap sheet, it’s a good bet that Covington will be traded this offseason.
At 32 years old, there should be a robust market for Covington, a 3-and-D rotation player, on the open market. His time in LA may be over and at this point, it simply makes the most sense for both sides to move on from each other.