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Houston Rockets Acquire Thomas Robinson

The Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets have pulled off a six player deal that will send 1st round draft pick Thomas Robinson to the Rockets, in exchange for Patrick Patterson.  The Kings will also send forwards Tyler Honeycutt and Francisco Garcia to Houston.  In return, the Kings will receive guard Toney Douglas and center Cole Aldrich.

In a separate move, Marcus Morris will join his brother Markieff in Phoenix in exchange for a second round draft pick.

The Rockets clear up some of their clutter at the PF position and will most likely call up Royce White from the D-League.

For fantasy owners, Thomas Robinson should see a boost in production as he now has two guards who can penetrate the lane in Jeremy Lin and James Harden who can feed him the ball in a position to score some easy hoops.  I doubt that Honeycutt and Garcia will get much playing time in Houston but that's something to watch.

Patrick Patterson will get his 30 minutes per night (off the bench?) but don't expect much of an increase in production.  He will be playing with guards who look to shoot first, in Isaiah Thomas, Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette and Marcus Thorton.  Also this guy named DeMarcus Cousins will be demanding the ball.  Jason Thompson should keep his starting job as long as he continues to play solid basketball.  They would be wise to be the team that gives Cole Aldrich solid minutes and just say thank you to the aging Chuck Hayes.  They have NOTHING TO LOSE!

Toney Douglas might get a big boost in playing time and Tyreke Evans could shift to the SF position.

Is this the start of the Fredette era in Sactown?

I FULLY expect Marcus Morris to get minutes in Phoenix as they continue to look for NEW players under new head coach Lindsey Hunter.  This also MOST likely means that the Suns have something else planned as they now have both Morris brothers, Luis Scola, Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O'Neal to play just 2 positions!

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