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

Report: Houston Rockets Might Trade Thomas Robinson to Cleveland Cavaliers


Earlier today we reported that the Houston Rockets were in advanced talks to trade Thomas Robinson, we just didn’t know to what team. The San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls were to have known interest in Robinson, but according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, a trade that would send Robinson to the Cleveland Cavaliers is ‘very much alive’ and that trade talks between the two teams heated up today.

Per Amico:

Following a report by the Houston Chronicle that the Cavs have an interest in Houston Rockets forward Thomas Robinson, a source told FOX Sports Ohio that the potential deal is very much alive and that activity in talks between the teams increased Tuesday

Given Robinson’s talent, it’s understandable why the Cavaliers would have interest in the former Kansas Jayhawk but the fit on the roster is a question. The Cavaliers apparently passed on Robinson during the 2012 draft due to the emergence of fellow power forward Tristan Thompson and the undersized Robinson would most likely be a role player given the Cavs current roster.

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