Houston Rockets Trade Thomas Robinson to Portland Trail Blazers

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

After relentlessly trying to make a move, the Houston Rockets have finally found a trade partner for power forward Thomas Robinson. The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs were previously tied to Robinson, but it wasn’t either of those teams that made the trade. So who pulled the trigger on a deal? The Portland Trail Blazers.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

In exchange for Robinson, the Rockets receive the rights to Kostas Papanikolau and Marko Todorovic.

Robinson was a No. 5 overall pick in 2012, but he failed to make a big impact for the Rockets in his first year.

The Rockets desire to trade Robinson and shed the contract is in large part because the team is looking to open up cap space for a potential run at Dwight Howard in free agency.

Free agency is set to begin just after midnight in a few hours and the Dwight Howard saga is going to be the biggest story to watch.

FanSided.com will have you covered as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

Topics: Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Thomas Robinson

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