NBA Trade Rumors: Timberwolves tried to shop Robert Covington for 2 first-rounders
The Minnesota Timberwolves apparently have been trying to shop forward Robert Covington in hopes of getting future picks in return, according to reports.
Marc Stein tweeted out on Sunday citing sources that the Wolves actually tried to get such haul for Covington.
Ambitious as it sounds, Minnesota has sought two first-round picks in exchange for Robert Covington in advance of Thursday's trade deadline, league sources say. Let's see where the Wolves land if/when they actually deal him, with Philly and Houston at the front of the RoCo line
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 3, 2020
However, trying to acquire two first rounders in exchange for Covington might too steep of a price to pay for other teams.
This is even if Covington is averaging 12.8 PPG this season, along with 5.9 RPG and a 34.7% clip from 3-point range.
The Timberwolves are currently 14th in the Western Conference with a disappointing 15-33 record.
Covington was acquired in a trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers when the Wolves shipped Jimmy Butler for Covington and Dario Saric.
According to another report, the Sixers and Houston Rockets are front-runners to get Covington before the deadline.