April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Thomas Robinson (41) on the bench against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Kings 121-100. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets Offered First Round Pick For Thomas Robinson

The Houston Rockets have been doing what they can to shed salary in hopes of signing free agent to be Dwight Howard, but to do so the Rockets would like to move forward Thomas Robinson.

The good news? They have a taker. The bad news? It might not be enough.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rockets have been offered a first round pick for Robinson, though, there is no indication as to who is offering the pick or where the selection would be.

Per Stein:

Some draft scuttle: Rockets have been offered chance to shed contract of PF Thomas Robinson for first-round pick in next Thursday’s draft

The Rockets acquired Robinson from the Sacramento Kings, who selected the former Kansas product with the fifth overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Robinson’s trade to Houston was essentially a last ditch middle finger to Sacramento as the outgoing ownership saved nearly three million dollars in the trade. Now the talented power forward could be on the move again if the Rockets feel they have a legitimate chance at signing Dwight Howard.

Tags: 2013 NBA Draft Dwight Howard Houston Rockets NBA Trade Rumors Thomas Robinson

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