According to the NBA official site, the Sacramento Kings have traded young prospect Thomas Robinson to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas; Rockets forward Marcus Morris will head to the Phoenix Suns in the deal.
Prior to him being the 5th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Robinson helped lead his collegiate team, the Kansas Jayhawks, to the NCAA National Championship game where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats 67-59. As an NBA rookie playing for the Kings, Robinson averaged 4.8 points per game and 4.7 minutes per game in 15 minutes of play.
I think this is a horrible trade but a great career move for Robinson. Playing as a member of the Houston Rockets alonside James Hardn, Robinson has a chance to flourish; he should see an increase in his playing time and the fact that hes not sharing a bench with problem player DeMarcus Cousins is a huge plus.
I think Robinson is a talented player, very athletic, and he has plenty of room to grow, especially if he’s a part of a great organization. I didn’t like the combination of players surrounding Robinson in Sacramento. The only way Robinson can improve his game is by being around the right veterans and coaching staff. James Harden is the perfect floor leader who loves to dish out assist and Robinson will benefit greatly.
If you ever witnessed Robinson play for Kansas, you would definitely know this kid has game. Thomas Robinson should also be a great NBA fantasy pick. Moving forward I can definitely see Robinson as huge contributor for the Rockets coming off the bench or in the starting line-up.