As injury bug kept preying on the Golden State Warriors, their front office should start looking for pieces that can get the job done on both sides. We have seen them punish the rim with long bombs after another but with the flame throwers on the sickbay, the next best thing that you can do is to not let your opponents give your team a dose of their own medicine – and the antidote starts with D.

But it can’t be done overnight.

The next thing that they can do is to get Timberwolves’ forward Robert Covington. A 3-and-D player is the role player that can give you points on the offensive end and disrupts opponent’s plays with his pesky defense.

Per CBS Sports report, the Tennessee State alum had an efficient night for Minnesota in their win against Washington Wizards, 131-109, norming 20 points with three three-pointers in a 7-of-10 shooting. He followed it up with 15-points on 3-of-6 three-point shooting, four rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

After spending most of his time in the G-League with Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Philadelphia 76ers signed him to a multi-year contract, making him a big part of turning the team from cellar-dwellers to a legitimate playoff contender with the arrival of then-rookies Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons the following year

He’s been consistent with his production during his five seasons with Philly, seeing him rack 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, two assists,1.7 steals and close to a block per game in his last full season with the team that lost to the Boston Celtics in the conference semifinals. He’s averaging 12.2 points, six boards and one assist in 29 minutes per game this season for the Wolves.

Other than being a streaky shooter, SB Nation also took notice of his defense and his willingness to embrace whatever role is given to him – proof of that is him being named as part of NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2018 during his tenure with the Sixers.

Losing Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut to different teams, Shaun Livingston to retirement, and injuries to Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, the Warriors just got out of the Western Conference’s bottom with their 127-118 win against Portland last night.

Both Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell didn’t play against the Blazers after tearing finger ligament and ankle, respectively.

Adding Covington will not just help the team on-court but also off the court. Known as the energy guy in the locker room, he can give a much-needed boost to the Warriors’ woes, both stat-wise, and more importantly, their morale as a team.

Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, Gorgui Dieng, Jordan Bell - Minnesota Timberwolves Robert Covington #33, Jeff Teague #0, Gorgui Dieng #5 and Jordan Bell #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves look on from the bench in the final minutes of the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Target Center on November 4, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bucks defeated the Timberwolves 134-106. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images