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Kevin McHale Talks Up His New Player 'Cap Room'
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Though the Houston Rockets clearly won Wednesday’s Thomas Robinson/Patrick Patterson deal – acquiring a young forward whose work on a rookie contract will last longer than Patterson’s will, gaining more cap space along the way – it’s easy to forget that the teams involved in such deals have no real interest in who wins or loses these things. That the coaches don’t really care about summertime cap flexibility when they have to call on that first big man off the bench in February, and that players may actually have lasting relationships with any or all of the “assets” dealt.

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