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The Rockets are attempting to trade power forward Thomas Robinson and the Cavaliers are interested, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.
Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick in last summers NBA Draft, was traded by the Kings to the Rockets in February. He had a somewhat inconsistent rookie season, compiling averages of 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in just 15.1 minutes per game.
But most inside league circles like his potential, indicating Robinson has the potential to shine if given the opportunity.
The Chronicle cited the Spurs as another team with interest in Robinson, and quoted a source that called a potential trade imminent.
There are 16 teams with the cap room, trade exceptions or non-guaranteed contracts needed to make such a deal without sending the Rockets corresponding salaries, according to the Chronicle.
The Cavaliers can make that kind of deal with some of their available cap room. In addition to their own pick, the Cavaliers have the 19th pick and two second-round picks before the Rockets selection with the 34th pick.
More on this and other stories coming on FOXSportsOhio.com as Thursdays draft approaches.
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The Houston Rockets are reportedly closing in on a deal that will rid them of Thomas Robinson in an effort to make room to offer Dwight Howard a max deal in free agency. It is unknown what team the Rockets are in talks with, however, the Cavaliers and Bulls are reported to have shown interest.
According to the Houston Chronicle:
The Rockets are in advanced talks on a cap-clearing...
The Houston Rockets reportedly have deals on the table to send Thomas Robinson to the Chicago Bulls or Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers would send the No. 19 pick to the Rockets for Robinson, or the Bulls would trade No. 20.
The Rockets are trying to move Robinson in order to clear additional cap room to pursue Dwight Howard.
The Chicago Bulls (20th pick) and Cleveland Cavaliers (19th pick) have reportedly offered their 1st round picks to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Thomas Robinson. Should the Bulls get the forward who was last year’s No. 5 pick, they intend to use him in an additional deal.
The Rockets are trying to move Robinson to clear more cap space in order to offer Dwight Howard a max...
The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly one of a few teams who are interested in acquiring Houston Rockets forward Thomas Robinson. Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets are looking to clear salary, presumably in attempt to sign free agent center Dwight Howard, and that a salary cap-clearing trade involving Robinson is “imminent.”
“There are 16 teams...
The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls are three teams talking to the Houston Rockets about trading Thomas Robinson. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, talks have intensified to the point that a deal might be "imminent." What the Rockets are asking for in return is pretty simple.
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Some quick notes leading into the NBA Draft on Thursday:
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