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...