This offseason, Robert received offers from 6 teams, with offers ranging from the MLE with full raises (about a 10MM per year average) to around 13.5MM a season average. All offers, that is, except one.
One team offered Robert a starting promise for the duration of his contract. One team offered Robert much more money than any other team was willing to offer. One team made a great case for the team they are building with Robert as a key cog in their starting lineup. One team believes in Robert.
Robert Covington will sign the following deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers:
Year 1: $21,378,491 Year 2: $22,981,878 Year 3: $24,585,265 Year 4: $26,188,652
The opportunity to start for a playoff-level team who believes in him so thoroughly, and proved it with the money offered, was simply too much to pass up.
Covington (79) - 4 years, $95m R. Lopez (79) - 2 years, $4m
One of them is at least on an upward trajectory. While the other barely played last year and has suffered many injuries.
Personal Rating System so you know where I'm coming from. Superstars 90+ All-Star 85-89 Great Starters 81-84 Starter Caliber 79-80 Good Bench Guys 77-78 3pt Specialist type guys 75-76 Prospects/End of the Bench 69-74