Kings trade Thomas Robinson to Rockets in multi-player deal

The Kings have traded forwards Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt and a second-round pick to the Rockets for center Cole Aldrich, guard Toney Douglas, forward Patrick Patterson and $1 million, according to reports from Yahoo! Sports, USA Today Sports and The three-team deal also involved the Rockets sending forward Marcus Morris to the Suns for a 2013 second-round pick, according to The Rockets and Suns were able to absorb more salary than they sent out without matching because both teams are under the salary cap.

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Hayes reiterates desire to stay

Free agency looms

"I want to be here,"
Hayes said. "This is home for me. This has been home for me for six
years. Houston is all I know. Houston is all I want to know."

Though the Rockets
have made no secret about their desire to find a center taller than
their shooting guard, Hayes has made a strong case for a place in the

His averages of 7.9
points, 2.7 assists and eight rebounds per game are career bests. His
defensive work has been sensational, frustrating stars young and old,
from Blake Griffin to Tim Duncan. He inspired coach Rick Adelman to
campaign for him to be on the All-Defense team.
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T-Mac sits until he can be worked in

With Tracy McGrady dissatisfied with his limited playing time, the Rockets came up with a solution he never saw coming.

Instead of increasing his playing time as McGrady had wanted, they chose not to play him at all.

“I said all along I want to see where he fits,” coach Rick Adelman said
Saturday. “Coming back from an injury like that (microfracture knee
surgery), it’s obvious he’s not the Tracy we knew two years ago. He
knows that. What I’m trying to figure out is where we can best get him
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Rockets continue to offer Tracy McGrady

Adrian Wojnarowski

Houston: The Rockets continue to offer Tracy McGrady(notes) in a trade,
but that will be a difficult proposition considering he’s the
highest-paid player in the league ($23.2 million) and no one has seen
him play in nine months. Houston seems willing to take back a
longer-term contract for McGrady, but most executives believe his high
salary makes it hard to put together a package.

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