I’m not shedding any tears for Sacramento Kings’ players Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt who were traded this week to the Houston Rockets. Honeycutt never plays and Robinson is too new to the league for me to appreciate what his skills and worth might be in the future.
However, I do have disappointment about the Kings’ decision to include Francisco Garcia in that trade. According to press reports, up until the trade, Garcia’s entire NBA career had been in Sacramento. The Kings’ TV broadcasters described ‘Cisco as a smart veteran in the locker room who was always sharing his wisdom with the rookies. I often witnessed his three-point shooting providing an offensive spark to the struggling squad. I am sorry to see him go. To paraphrase a Tony Bennett lyric, Who lost their heart? The Kings’ fans to Cisco.