SAN FRANCISCO – 76ers small forward Robert Covington was upgraded from questionable to probable with a sore right knee for Tuesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena.
As of 3 p.m., he was still listed in the game notes as not playing. However, he participated in the shootaround at the University of San Francisco.
"His movement was fairly fluid," Sixers coach Brett Brown said of Covington's participation in the shootaround. "But again I would like to caution everybody and say we can easily come back in a few hours and say he won't be in tonight.
"Th think that after he goes through a normal pregame warmup, we will be in a position to understand if he's available or not."
The soreness also sidelined Covington in Sunday's victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. The small forward injured his knee when he slid on a wet spot late in Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot would be the Sixers' starting small forward against the Warriors if Covington is unable to go. It would mark Luwawu-Cabarrot's third consecutive start and second straight at small forward. He scored a career-high 18 points on Sunday.
The rookie finished with nine points while starting at shooting guard in place of Gerald Henderson (left hip soreness) on Saturday.