Breaking: Rockets Acquire Thomas Robinson in Multi-team Trade

According to reports from several outlets, Thomas Robinson (this year’s 5th overall pick out of Kansas) is headed to the Rockets from Sacramento, Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich are headed to the Kings, and Marcus Morris will reunite with his brother in Phoenix in exchange for a second round pick. Tyler Honeycutt and Francisco Garcia are also headed to Houston.

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Update: ESPN reports Rockets are also sending $1 million to the Kings.

Update – Rapid comparison of strengths weaknesses of the two headliner PF’s in this trade: Thomas Robinson averages the exact same number of rebounds as Patterson (4.7) in ten fewer minutes per game, but Patterson bests Robinson in nearly every other category–PER: 15.68 versus 10.88 , True Shooting Percentage: 57% versus 45%, and Turnover Ratio 7.4 % versus 17.3%.

About the author: John Eby got on the Rockets bandwagon in 1994 and never got off. He is a public relations guy and recovering TV journalist living in South Carolina.

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