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Sixers make tribute video for Dario Saric, Robert Covington

Robert Covington, Dario Saric

The Philadelphia 76ers honored two former fan favorites in their first trip back to the Wells Fargo Center.

It was Robert Covington and Dario Saric’s first game against their former franchise since its stunning trade for Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton back in November.

Jerryd Bayless was also included in the video in his return as well.

Minnesota Timberwolves forwards Covington and Saric were two players who played on the Sixers through thick and thin, which was a reason why the crowd gave them a standing ovation when the tribute video played midway in the first quarter.

Though Covington didn’t lace up against Philly in this game, coping with a recent ankle injury, the fans definitely reminisced on all of the big performances he had in their arena.

In five seasons playing for the Sixers, Covington averaged 12.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals, serving as one of the team’s key two-way members at the wing.

Saric, who took the move to Minnesota very hard, also had an impactful tenure while he was with his former team, averaging 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

Each also had major contributions in the Sixers’ 52-win season last year.

Covington, in particular, was named to the NBA’s 2017-18 All-Defensive First Team.