Kings Trade: Thomas Robinson, Tyler Honeycutt and Francisco Garcia
Kings Receive (From Houston): Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas
Analysis: What are the Kings thinking? They just gave up Thomas Robinson, the fifth pick in last June’s draft, who has enormous upside as a post scorer and rebounder and could easily become a double-double machine and all they really got was Patrick Patterson. Yes Patterson can shoot and is an average rebounder, but his upside is extremely limited and he may never be better than he is now. They did part with Garcia’s contract and got expiring contracts in Aldrich and Douglas, but they gave up one of their best trade chips and a possible All-Star big man, for a mediocre starter and two bench players, wow.