3 of the most overpaid players on the LA Clippers’ roster

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Robert Covington, LA Clippers
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1. Robert Covington

When he plays, Robert Covington is among the most impactful players on the LA Clippers’ roster. He can consistently knock his shots down and is a menace on the defensive end. However, since Tyronn Lue has an absurd amount of wings to work with, somebody will face the short end of the stick. Unfortunately for Covington, that someone had to be him.

Furthermore, the Clippers’ front office had every reason to re-sign him as he dominated once he was traded to LA. In fact, he even dropped 43 points against the Milwaukee Bucks in 2022. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he shot 45% from three to finish the 2021-22 regular season.

From a broad perspective, fans may wonder how Covington could be overpaid if he is so good when he plays. Well, that’s the problem; he is usually at the end of the bench. Though he was available for most of last season, the former Tennessee State product racked up countless DNPs throughout the year.

Moreover, regardless of their talent, no player at the end of the bench is worth over $10 million per year. This money could be used on numerous players who can contribute in other positions.

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Currently, Covington is set to enter the final year of his contract. If he lands quality minutes in the upcoming season, there is a chance he will get resigned to a longer deal. It all depends on his role and how comfortable he feels with his responsibilities on the championship-contending LA Clippers.