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UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 9:13 p.m. ET by Dan Talintyre
Houston have officially completed a deal with the Sacramento Kings, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports (h/t Hoopsworld).
The Houston Rockets have acquired Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt and have sent Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to the Sacramento Kings.
The Rockets have been searching for a low-post presence and they believe that Robinson has excellent upside. Robinson is in his rookie year, having only played 51 games after being selected fifth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and Rockets head coach Kevin McHale had said that the team wasn’t going to make a trade, but the team couldn’t pass up this opportunity. This is now the sixth year in a row that Morey has made a trade at the deadline.
The Kings bring in Patterson, who is older and more experienced than Robinson, but doesn’t seem to have the same upside. In a separate deal, the Rockets sent Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a future second-round pick. That means twins Marcus and Markieff Morris have been reunited in Phoenix.
However, according to Mike Fisher from DallasBasketball.com, that deal could well be done in order to facilitate another deal before the deadline closes.
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UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:21 p.m. ET by Dan Talintyre
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is believed to have told reporters that Houston will not be making any further action before the trade deadline closes.
Per Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com:
In recent weeks, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been saying that this could be a quiet deadline for Houston. The team already made one blockbuster trade this year to acquire James Harden, and now Morey has repeatedly said that he wanted some roster stability rather than more change.
While some people were hesitant to believe Morey’s stance since he has made a trade at the last five deadlines, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale is now saying the same thing. “We’re not doing anything,” McHale told the Houston Chronicle. “I’d be shocked if we do anything.”
Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Houston could be interested in moving Terrence Jones for a first round pick, though no potential trade partners are known.
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