2012's 5th Overall Pick, Thomas Robinson, traded to the Houston Rockets
Of all the trade rumors that we've heard in the last month due to the trade deadline, this is probably one of the last trade I would have expected. According to RealGM, the Kings will receive Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas while the Houston Rockets will acquire Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and 2nd round pick. During the summer, Daryl Morey was an absolute joke of a GM that basically destroyed his roster to get Howard, but now, he looks like a pretty good GM! First, trading for an all-star in Harden. Now he's acquired the 5th overall pick in a stacked draft. Thomas Robinson might have been a tough season as a rookie, but he still has tons of potential to be pretty good in this league. A future lineup of Lin, Harden, Parsons, Robinson, and Asik looks pretty good in the future. As for the Kings, who the hell is running their front office? IMO, I would never trade a player with such big potential for role players. Anyways, there are also things I don't understand about this trade. Firstly, why the hell would you include a 2nd round pick. This just shows how desperate the Kings' franchise is! Not to mention showing how disorganized the franchise is. Secondly, why the hell would you want these players? Aldrich is a center that can't really play defense. At most, a 2nd string center in the NBA. Patrick Paterson is an undersided PF who can shoot threes. Toney Douglas is a scoring PG who just shucks shots. You have enough points guards in Brooks, Thomas, and Fredette. Are they the new Minnesota Timberwolves? All jokes aside, as of now, it looks like the Rockets just complete fleeced the Kings. The whole trade depends on how well Robinson and Patterson develops. To be honest, as a Raptors fan, I wonder if we could have done anything to get Thomas Robinson with a trade involving Bargnani. With Patterson, you don't know what you are going to get. He's got potential too but it's not complete developed. Bargnani needs a new change in scenery and can give you 20PPG and 4RPG in a good season. There is no guarantee that Patterson can give you same offense. Anyways, a Cousins and Bargnani is pretty interesting. I wouldn't mind having Robinson on this team. He's young, has major potential, he has a motor and can rebound. IMO, the Kings gave up on Robinson way too early! Thoughts?