Sixers’ Markelle Fultz, Robert Covington both say they are healthy for training camp

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Robert Covington is the glue guy in the young Sixers lineup. Last season he started 67 games averaging 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals per game (fourth in the NBA). He shot 33.3 percent from three. He’s 26 years old and is the 3&D guy the Sixers need in a lineup with a lot of talent.

He also ended last season with a slight tear in his meniscus. The good news is he appears healthy and ready to go, according to Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com.

Getting the Sixers healthy is the first key to seeing what this team could be, which is why this news, from the same Sixers event Saturday.

Ben Simmons also has been cleared for basketball activities.

That only leaves Joel Embiid who has yet to be fully cleared (he also had a meniscus issue, like Covington). That’s a situation worth monitoring.