2nd Cut: Robert Covington
“If I had a nickel for every [stand-still shooter with an $11 million expiring contract that I wanted to cut], I’d have two nickels, which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird that it happened twice.”
(Shoutouts to Doctor Doofenshmirtz and Nick Batum).
In all seriousness, Ro-Co is a no-brainer cut for the Clips. He couldn’t even crack the playoff rotation despite fitting the bill as a potential Leonard stand-in, a role that ended up with journeyman extraordinaire Marcus Morris.
Another primo buyout candidate, his $11 million expiring could make a trade for a bigger contract work. However, unlike the (rolls eyes again) brilliant former GM Isaiah Thomas, signing insane contracts because they eventually expire isn’t a great move, so don’t go getting any ideas.
It’s unfortunate that it has to end this way for Ro-Co, as he just never could live up to who the Clippers needed him to be. A 32-year-old wing without the proper defensive foot speed that can only manage six points per game is not going to cut it on a team that desperately needs to win now.