The Sixers locked Joel Embiid up on Monday,  and Robert Covington may be next.

In fact, a contract extension from the Sixers for Covington is "all but completed," according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

The Sixers' interest in extending Covington was originally reported in May.

The earliest the Sixers can actually sign Covington to a renegotiation-and-extension - per the league's CBA - is November 15, which is the three-year anniversary from the day he signed his current contract with the Sixers.

Since signing with the Sixers in 2014, Covington has developed into a capable two-way perimeter player that the team sees as a legitimate piece of the puzzle moving forward.

On the 2016-17 season, Covington averaged 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 1.5 assists per game for the Sixers.

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