The Houston Rockets have pulled the trigger on a trade and have acquired former first round pick Thomas Robinson from the Sacramento Kings in a multi-player deal that will have as many as four players changing uniforms by the end of the night. The Rockets are sending Cole Aldrich, Patrick Patterson and Toney Douglas to the Kings in exchange for a guy who was taken in fifth overall in this past summer’s draft.
The Rockets will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to the Kings for Thomas Robinson, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
Sacramento Kings wasted no time in trading Thomas Robinson who already this season had displayed the ability to become a problem player. Robinson’s character issues came up before the draft but not much was ultimately made of it, however he was ejected and eventually suspended for elbowing Jonas Jerebko in the throat back in November.
But since then he’s been quiet in both his actions and his play and the Kings have seen it fit to rid themselves of him. The Rockets have been looking to unload some of the contracts they have as they have a surplus in certain areas. However, adding Robinson makes Houston an even better team than they were before and if he can stay on the straight path with the Rockets, they got an absolute steal in this deal.
If Royce White plays this season, the Rockets could theoretically run a unit that has three 2012 first round draft selections on the hardwood with the sixth man of the year and Jeremy Lin. Houston was looking to make a trade and they have perhaps made the best trade so far this trading season.
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