Posted June 28, 2012 on
After a sterling junior campaign at the University of Kansas, Thomas Robinson has the chance to make good on a promise he made to his mother - to take care of his sister, Jayla, in her absence. Thursday night, Robinson was drafted with the fifth pick overall by the Sacramento Kings.

Kings get hard worker, good story in Robinson with No. 5 pick

The Sacramento Kings got a hard worker and a good story by drafting Kansas forward Thomas Robinson with the No. 5 overall pick of the first round of Thursday's NBA draft. The Kings had to feel fortunate to get Robinson, who played three college seasons and was expected to go as high as No. 2 in the draft. "The teams that skipped past me didn't need me at their...

Robinson-Cousins duo could be quite a pair for Kings

The Sacramento Kings were elated to be able to pick Thomas Robinson with their first pick, fearing the power forward from Kansas wouldn't be available at No. 5. A number of scouts, NBA executives and college coaches said Robinson is the only other player in the draft besides No. 1 pick Anthony Davis who is immediately game-ready. At 6-foot-9, Robinson can run, rebound, defend...

Kings draft Thomas Robinson at #5; sell 36th overall pick to the Indiana Pacers

  First, let me start with the bad. The bad is that the Kings could have taken a talented player at 36, such as Will Barton or Quincy Miller, and it would have been well worth the Kings time to do so. That said, I'm not that disappointed but I do think it illustrates how difficult the overall situation of the franchise is at the moment. Selling the pick doesn't necessarily...

Thomas Robinson's Feel-Good Story Starts New Chapter After Emotional NBA Draft Night

Sometimes, you have to remind yourself that basketball is just a game. Others, you realize how much more than a game it is to some. The latter was in full display on Thursday night, when Thomas Robinson was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth overall pick. Failing to fight back tears, Robinson embraced his nine-year-old sister after his selection and relished the moment...

Draft Day Thoughts

This will be brief. As of this writing (which means nothing), the Kings have 2 picks: #5 and #36 overall. At #5, the usual names bandied about for the last several months might be in play when the Kings select at #5: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, and Harrison Barnes remain the 3 most likely guys taken at #5 of the bigger names. There is speculation that Damian Lillard...
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