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Thomas Robinson Plans To Focus On Rebounding Next Season

Thomas Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds during his final season at Kansas, leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four before becoming the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. However Robinson struggled to live up to expectations during his rookie season, averaging just 4.8 points and 4.5 boards in 70 games for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets. “I talked...
Via RealGM
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson on Playing for Trailblazers: “I Feel Wanted There”

  Thomas Robinson, is a young man who has been plagued by misfortune in recent years, with the death of his mother and grandparents happening within weeks of each other while he was in college. His NBA career was supposed to be the start of something new and exciting, but was the exact opposite as the fifth overall pick in last year’s draft struggled to assert himself and has...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson traded to Houston Rockets; Marcus Morris dealt to Phoenix Suns

Tuesday night is for trading Kansas Jayhawks. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Houston Rockets have traded Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to the Sacramento Kings for Thomas Robinson. The Rockets have also shipped Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a future second-round pick. This trade reunites Morris with his brother, Markieff. ...
Via Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington St.-Kansas Preview

With Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor no longer around, Kansas entered this season expecting big things from Ben McLemore. If his latest effort is any indication, the promising freshman may be ready to lead the way. McLemore and the No. 7 Jayhawks face Washington State in the semifinal round of the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City on Monday night. After scoring nine points...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings sign 1st-round pick Robinson

The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Thomas Robinson to a rookie contract. Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement Monday. Sacramento selected Robinson with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft almost two weeks ago. Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks to the national championship...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings sign 1st-round pick Thomas Robinson

The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Thomas Robinson to a rookie contract. Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement Monday. Sacramento selected Robinson with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft almost two weeks ago. Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks to the national championship...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

KU's Robinson, Taylor ready for any challenge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A diss is still a diss. Sure enough, Thomas Robinson slid below pretty much every credible projection. A few hours later, so did Tyshawn Taylor. New league, same old story. "I know what drives them both," Kansas coach Bill Self observed late Thursday night, just before the NBA put a bow on its 2012 draft. "It drives them nuts to think that somebody...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings take Thomas Robinson 5th overall

The Sacramento Kings selected Kansas forward Thomas Robinson with the fifth pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Robinson was considered perhaps the most NBA-ready player in the draft and the Kings need plenty of immediate help after missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season. Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION...

Robinson: I should be No. 1 over Davis

Thomas Robinson feels that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft over Anthony Davis because his stats are better and "numbers don't lie."

Via The Victory Formation
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

‘A Major Step Up’? Why The Wiz Should Want Thomas Robinson

Here to encourage the Wizards to draft Thomas Robinson (pictured) is Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk’s Steve Fetch. After Anthony Davis, the next three NBA draft prospects are no doubt Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal and the man who would be the right choice for the Wizards, Thomas Robinson. All three of those players have warts, but Robinson has the fewest of them, and he’s...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mizzou to face new Border War foe Arkansas

ST. LOUIS A new Border War is born. Oh sure, it will take time to gain closure from the loss of Kansas-Missouri. It will take time to move on from a century-old spat that gave fans on both sides of the state line bold characters (Don Fambrough), classic memories (Armageddon at Arrowhead in 2007; Thomas Robinson's block of Phil Pressey last February) and a desire to see it all...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mizzou to face new Border War foe Arkansas

ST. LOUIS A new Border War is born. Oh sure, it will take time to gain closure from the loss of Kansas-Missouri. It will take time to move on from a century-old spat that gave fans on both sides of the state line bold characters (Don Fambrough), classic memories (Armageddon at Arrowhead in 2007; Thomas Robinson's block of Phil Pressey last February) and a desire to see it all...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards Get 3rd Pick: Let the Speculations Begin!

There was a universal buzz amongst the Wizards faithful going into the commercial break during last night’s NBA Draft Lottery, very soon after it was determined that the Wizards would own one of the top 3 picks. It was a slightly optimistic, “we’re ‘bout to do big things” kind of buzz -- typical of a fan base that is suffering through a patience-testing rebuilding process...
Via Wizards Extreme
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Draft Profile: Thomas Robinson

Thomas RobinsonKansas - Junior (Born 1991)Power Forward6'10" 240lbsThe Good:- great size for an NBA power forward- strong and athletic- 7'1" wingspan- big game experience- terrific rebounder- great quickness for a player his size- improving post up game- hard worker- nice intangibles - great leader The Bad:- despite spending three years in college, only played...
Via Hoops Manifesto
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson Will Enter NBA Draft

Thomas Robinson Will Enter NBA DraftBy no surprise, Kansas all-American 6’10″ PF Thomas Robinson has declared for the NBA draft.  Jayhawks head coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World last night.  An official statement will be made by the university some time today. image credit: realsportshype.com Last year, Robinson heavily contemplated leaving Kansas two years early...
Via BeyondUSports
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson to enter NBA draft

Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson had quite an impressive 2011-2012 season. After playing in a reserve role for the Jayhawks his first two years the 6’9″, 237 lb Robinson flourished as a starter this season, averaging 17.9 ppg and 11.8 rpg while leading the Jayhawks to the national championship game. Robinson was also named a [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Robinson to declare for NBA Draft

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson will announce his decision to declare for the NBA Draft at a news conference Monday. Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed the decision to the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World on Sunday. It long has been expected that the junior would forgo his senior season and declare for June's draft, where he is projected to be a top-five pick. Robinson averaged...
Via Fox Sports
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: NCAA Basketball Championship Preview

So it all comes down to 1 game. Kentucky and Kansas for the 2012 NCAA Basketball National Title. It should be a great battle tonight at 9:23 pm on CBS between two of the best teams in the country. Kentucky has been the #1 team in the country for the majority of the season while Kansas has jumped around in the polls, being as high as #3 during the regular season. Kansas comes into...
Via SportsBlooded
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas Forward Thomas Robinson’s NCAA Title Quest Is In His Mother’s Honor.

On January 21, 2011, 20-year old Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson became an orphan after his mother, Lisa, died of a heart attack at age 43. Now, Robinson had no choice, but to play his sophomore year wrought by personal tragedy, after the All-American had lost his grandmother, his grandfather, and his mother all within three weeks of each other. It would’ve come as no...
Via Players View
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Championship breakdown: Robinson vs. Davis

NEW ORLEANS -- A national championship game showcasing the top two players in the country is uncommon territory. Not since 2001 have the John R. Wooden Award winner and runner-up played in the title game, and that year, Duke's Shane Battier and Jay Williams were on the same team. Sifting through the previous winners of the prestigious award and it's obvious that national...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas, Kentucky to meet in power-program final

Jayhawks or Wildcats, take your pick. Either can make a case for this being ''their'' year. For Kansas, a season that started with low expectations keeps getting better, filled with high-wire comebacks and a feeling this is simply meant to be. For Kentucky, a cadre of NBA-caliber players have had the word ''champion'' practically imprinted on their...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas Makes Late Minute Run to Beat Ohio State

In the biggest battle of big men we’ve seen all tournament, Thomas Robinson of Kansas came out on top and was able to lead the Jayhawks to a 64-62 win over Ohio State. Robinson and the rest of the Kansas big men were able to stifle Jared Sullinger in the second half and hold him to 5 of 19 shooting from the floor and only 13 points. In addition to helping stop Sullinger, Robinson...
Via SportsBlooded
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas Makes Late Minute Run to Beat Ohio State

In the biggest battle of big men we’ve seen all tournament, Thomas Robinson of Kansas came out on top and was able to lead the Jayhawks to a 64-62 win over Ohio State. Robinson and the rest of the Kansas big men were able to stifle Jared Sullinger in the second half and hold him to 5 of 19 shooting from the floor and only 13 points. In addition to helping stop Sullinger, Robinson...
Via SportsBlooded
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Big comeback leads KU over Ohio St, into final

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that's been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left. Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws late, and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to lift the Jayhawks to a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Ohio State in the Final...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas rallies past Ohio State

Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that's been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left. Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws late, and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to lift the Jayhawks to a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Ohio State in the Final Four - a game Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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