This is a good trade for the Rockets. I think Robinson has a much higher ceiling than Pat. TRob is a great athlete, good rebounder and finisher, also very exciting to watch. Asik and T-Rob will be a beast rebounding/hustle play combo. He could turn out to be a great player if the Rockets keep him and use him correctly.
This is a rather weird trade. Shouldn't the Rockets want more established guys rather than an unproven rookie? They trade away solid rotation pieces for him? Weird. Must be for cap and next year. Not bad pick up either with T-Rob.
I like what they're doing. They're loading up on young talent on cheap contracts and they still have the capspace to land some veterans. I'm sure Houston is considered an attractive place since they are a young up and coming team with a solid foundation. This has to be the fastest rebuilt I've ever seen.
Patrick Patterson is actually a pretty good PF. He's a starting quality PF.
I don't think T-Rob is gonna be a star in this league. Maybe a JJ Hickson type of player.
Houston slightly won this trade. But its not rapage by the Rockets.
Don't let PPat's size fool you. He's got great range, and looks really strong, but is pretty allergic to rebounds. We were all hoping that Patterson could be a great POWER forward but if anything, he's a downgraded version of Scola.
Well when people say he's going to be starting tomorrow for the Rockets, he's a beast, he's the best rebounder, etc, etc. THAT would all be overrating him.
The reason people are high on the trade for him is because he has a pretty good chance to fit into the Rockets system. He will be a high energy rebounder/screener who will get to run the floor more on the Rockets. Its a scenario where he can play to his strengths while having time to develop his weaknesses.