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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 9:05 pm  |  33 responses

Thomas Robinson Traded to the Houston Rockets in 3-Team Deal


The first of the dominos has fallen, as tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline looms. According to multiple reports, forward Thomas Robinson (the 5th overall draft pick) was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Houston Rockets as part of a 3-way deal that includes the Phoenix Suns. Per Yahoo! Sports: “The Rockets sent Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich to the Kings, and Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns as part of the trade. The Kings give up Robinson, the power forward out of Kansas, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt, sources said. The Suns send a 2013 second-round pick to the Rockets. The deal reunites Morris with his twin brother, Markieff, on the Suns. Marcus and Markieff played together at Kansas, and were chosen back-to-back with the 13th and 14th picks of the 2011 draft. Morris, the 14th overall pick of the 2011 draft, had started 17 games for the Rockets this season, averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Morris averaged 21 minutes a game for Houston.”

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  • Redd

    Kendrick Perkins is not playing & if Gortat isn’t either than those people clowning me were right lol.

  • http://twitter.com/ChillFrom91Til Allan

    Don’t know why the Kings gave up on T-Rob so fast

  • Name

    I don’t know how much of an impact T-Rob might make now but the Rockets will really need it for their playoff push. Patterson was their starter and was playing pretty well, and Morris was not bad either. Not saying it was a bad pick-up, since I’m sure T-Rob will be a great player, but I’m not sure if he can help this season.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Not surprised the kings gave up on robinson so quickly.. they drank a lil too much mock draft kool-aid

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    damn t-rob a bust already could not even start over garbage ass Jason Thompson after being a beast at Kansas

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Good for Robinson. Not a lot of minutes in the frontcourt behind Cousins and Thompson. He’s the only PF on Houston’s roster. Nice young core in Houston.

  • ball is life

    the fucking act houston did …..

  • Rasheed

    It’s settled: Daryl Morey for GM of the Year

  • AiRsMiTh

    idk, i like the way he plays, but i was thinking that maybe the Kings wanted to solidify their front court by teaming Cousins up with his former Kentucky teammate.

  • ball is life

    i agree with u …houston always trade such kind of players …like gay traded in 2006

  • TBRK

    lol Houston says they want a draft redo…and they get the #5 pick haha….boy this league is something else

  • http://twitter.com/ChillFrom91Til Allan

    That makes sense

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    agreed, lol he’s done deadline deals 6 years in a row now

  • MagicFan2009

    Houston turns on Trade Override each time they trade.. Not fair. lol

  • http://twitter.com/SLAM_Radio SLAM Radio

    Looks like the Suns are trying to sell tickets….They’ve got twins now…

  • http://twitter.com/iAmPainkilla PAINKILLA

    JUST PICTURE WHAT HOUSTON CAN GET IN A TRADE FOR THE 5TH OVERALL R,THOMAS AND A 2ND ROUND PICK OR THE DEFENSE IN THE PAINT WITH THOMAS AND ASIK IN TOGETHER RIDICULOUS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    why the fuq did the Kings do this?

  • Redd

    Seriously..lol.

  • Redd

    He’s selling drugs along with trades..he has to be.

  • Comment_System

    YES! T-Rob was spoiling in Sacramento, now he gets to shine. Daryl Morey is awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Perkins sprained his knee in practice. Gortat is playing.

  • Redd

    Really? Yea I caught that Gortat is playing. Supposedly tho Bargnani got pulled out 2nd half so idk if thats a) true b) means anything.

    I’m hearing that Rockets will use Robinson to facilitate another trade. Also hear Hump is in a 3 team deal.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yeah I’m hearing all sorts of stuff but that’s what’s reported. And I can tell you Suns will not be in ant big deal. Or don’t plan to and aren’t looking to, at this very moment.

  • ATL dynamite

    How is JT garbage? He has been very solid throughout his career.

  • VC

    Lol i know. Im not a kings fan and even i ask my self the same question.

  • dannyb

    This is a very complicated trade with absolutely no impact for any team involved, other than the fact that the Suns now have twinsies.

  • Caboose

    Because the Kings f*cking LOVE shoot first guards and they got Toney Douglas. Perfect.

  • KipSmithers

    Cousins, Hayes, and now Patterson? Maybe the Kings should move to Kentucky?

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    So what happens to Houston’s depth at the 4 after this trade? TRob starts and then who’s his backup?

  • RV6

    Houston still has Terrence Jones, Greg Smith, and Donatas Motiejunas, who can all play 4. Smith and DMo also play the 5.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    he a no name trash lottery pick

  • Max

    OK!!!!!!

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