No kidding. Robinson may never turn into anything great but this is a prime example of "selling low". Draft player 5th overall, sink his value immediately and then trade him halfway through his 1st season. Genius.
If you have too many PF's...guys with talent, like Montiejunas and now Royce White...when you have Terrence Jones...you trade for Thomas Robinson.
Robinson could be great for them, but what do you do with all the other stuff? You're trading it for a different PG? Getting rid of Lin? What are you doing?
But I knew those Twins would end up together lol.
I don't think its all that bad for HOU especially since they got Honeycutt and a pick.
Royce hasn't played a game an his future with HOU is sketchy at best (and should see time at the 3), Jones has potential but he is a tweener type who will be better as versatility off the bench in the future, and Montiejunas should be able to move over to C as he develops and fills out his frame a bit.
Robinson is still a great athlete and should fit better in HOU's fast-paced style. He can be a hustle guy as he develops and if anyone can teach him to play in the post it will be McHale.
Patterson is a nice player but they didn't really give up all that much, especially when you look long-term.