RUMOR: Sixers interested in Robert Covington, Malik Beasley, Davis Bertans
It appears that the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be one of the most active teams as we approach the February trade deadline. It is now being reported that the Sixers have shown interest in three wing players in particular. The most interesting name coming out of this list is Minnesota Timberwolves veteran swingman Robert Covington, who played four and a half seasons with the Sixers before the team traded him off to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the middle of the 2018-19 season as part of the Jimmy Butler deal.
The Sixers have expressed interest in Robert Covington, Malik Beasley, and Davis Bertans, among others, league sources say.
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The Wolves are apparently willing to part ways with Covington at the right price, but with so many other teams showing interest in the 3-and-D specialist, Philly might just be priced out of the conversation.
Another player that has piqued the interest of Sixers general manager Elton Brand is Denver Nuggets fourth-year man Malik Beasley. The 23-year-old has seen his role decrease this season with the Nuggets, which has resulted in a proportionally reduced production rate. He is also on the final year of his current deal, so Philadelphia will likely get some competition in their quest to sign Beasley.
Finally, Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans in reportedly another name that the Sixers are seriously considering. The 27-year-old, who is currently out with a quad injury, has been shooting lights out for the Wizards this season, averaging 3.8 3-pointers per ballgame on a 43.4-percent clip.
It is clear that the Sixers front office is looking to surround Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid with more shooters, and at it seems, they are willing to pay the price to achieve this objective.