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HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston general manager Daryl Morey expected the Rockets to stay quiet leading up to Thursday's trade deadline, until he saw opportunities to land rookie big man Thomas Robinson and a 2013 draft pick.
Once that was done, the Rockets made no more moves on Thursday after reshaping the roster with two deals on Wednesday night.
Houston traded forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich and backup point guard Toney Douglas to Sacramento for Robinson, the No. 5 pick in last year's draft, and forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt. The Rockets also dealt forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for the Suns' second-round draft pick this summer.
"Our goal is to both improve our team now and to be a championship contender," Morey said Thursday.
The 6-foot-10 Robinson is the big prize, the No. 5 pick in last year's draft and last season's Big 12 player of the year at Kansas. With the Kings, though, he's averaged only 4.8 points and 4.7 r...
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Making a deal at the trade deadline can seem like a good idea on paper, but there’s no telling what swapping players will do to ever-important team chemistry.
The Houston Rockets may be finding that out the hard way.
At 30-26, the Rockets looked pretty good with the trade deadline approaching — until a Wednesday night, six-player deal dismantled a good chunk of the squad that...
The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and what was anticipated as a pretty active deadline did not see some of the big names expected get moved. There was still a flurry of moves as the deadline quickly approached and lots of late-running negotiations had teams and players on pins and needles to the final moments. There were no seismic moves. Those might have been made earlier...
Jeremey Lin has been a Houston Rocket for seven months and in the NBA for the better part of two and a half years. Lin who was undrafted and had to work his way into the position he’s in, still struggles to understand the business part of the game.
Last night his Houston Rockets took part in two different trades, shipping out Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas...
Jeremy Lin returns to New York City Friday night and — even though his Rockets will be playing the Nets in Brooklyn — the the former Madison Square Garden exile will make his appearance at Barclays Center in a foul mood — and with a healthier heart.
After receiving his first technical foul for arguing with a referee Wednesday, the former Knicks star tweeted his anger about...
Tweet Granted Jeremy Lin hasn’t been in the NBA a long time, just 120 games, but at some point during his 3,064 minutes played you’d think he would have gotten angry enough at a non-call or done something to warrant a technical foul, right? Wrong. During the Houston Rockets’ 122-119 victory over the Oklahoma [...]
Tweet Unless they’re Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, NBA players sometimes develop bonds with their teammates. They spend a lot of time together practicing and on the road and form friendships with one another. Apparently that’s the case with the Houston Rockets, as Jeremy Lin said he didn’t feel like playing after the Rockets traded [...]
HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets acquired No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson and forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt from Sacramento on Wednesday for forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich and point guard Toney Douglas.
Also Wednesday, the Rockets reached an agreement to send forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a future second-round pick, according to a person with knowledge...
Rather than pointing out the obvious and saying the Maloofs are cheap pieces of craptastic amphibious lowlife ****, I'll just leave them out of this. We know they are worthless. Yesterday proved it yet again. The NBA was thrilled to hear they "agree" to sell the team to Hansen because if nothing else it illustrates one thing: They will have to sell to whomever the NBA...
First trade ahead of the trading deadline.
Sacramento has traded forward Thomas Robinson to the Houston Rockets, league source tells Y Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
The Rockets will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to the Kings for Thomas Robinson, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
After selecting Thomas Robinson with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft, the Sacramento Kings already have him on the move., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/kings-deal-away-no-5-pick-robinson-to-rockets
Post Game Recap
Final Score: Knicks: 98 Raptors: 100
The Knicks are playing some bad basketball right now and are in the midst of their worst stretch under Mike Woodson. Tonight’s loss runs the Knicks losing streak to four games as the same problems with inconsistent effort being their demise yet again. The Knicks brought it for only half of the game on the defensive...
Matt Moore of CBS Sports is reporting that the Houston Rockets have acquired the 2012 NBA Draft’s fifth overall pick, Thomas Robinson, in a six-player trade. The entire trade was Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt and a second-round pick for forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas, and cash. This is the first big move as we approach the deadline...
HOUSTON -- Thomas Robinson is in,while Marcus Morrisand Patrick Patterson areout in Houston, as part of a reported three-way deal that also involved the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings.
The move reunites twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris in Phoenix, and Marcus was swapped for Robinson, his former teammate at Kansas. Houston also sentPatterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich...
The Rockets acquired the 5th-overall pick in this past summer's Draft, Thomas Robinson, from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night for a package built around Patrick Patterson
When: 7:30 PM: Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
TV: YES Network
UPDATE: Due to plantar fascitis, Joe Johnson won't play this evening, missing...