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According to a report via Marc Stein of ESPN, the Houston Rockets have been offered a 2013 first-round pick for forward Thomas Robinson, who they acquired from the Sacramento Kings last season.
The Rockets are desperately trying to rid themselves of the former lottery pick’s $3.2 million salary to help finance a run at a top free agent like Dwight Howard.
Some draft scuttle: Rockets have been offered chance to shed contract of PF Thomas Robinson for first-round pick in next Thursday's draft
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2013
Rockets, I'm told, have eyes on fistful of international players they'd draft with a first for Robinson to keep overseas and avoid cap hit
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2013
If the Rockets draft an international player in the first-round, they won’t be required to pay his salary next season.
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Thomas Robinson may just be the latest domino to fall in the Houston Rockets pursuit of Dwight Howard.Photo Credit: NJ.com/AP
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