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 NBA.com. The three-team deal also involved the Rockets sending forward Marcus Morris to the Suns for a 2013 second-round pick, according to NBA.com. The Rockets and Suns were able to absorb more salary than they sent out without matching because both teams are under the salary cap.
Robinson, 21, was the No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft. Seen as a scoring power forward when he entered the league, Robinson has been relegated to a reserve role behind a Sacramento front line that starts DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson and John Salmons. Robinson is averaging 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15.9 minutes. He spent three years at Kansas, where he averaged 18.7 points and 9.8 rebounds. Robinson was suspended for two games in November when he threw an elbow to the neck of Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko.