Sacramento Kings Trade: Francisco Garcia, G/F; Tyler Honeycutt, SF; Thomas Robinson, PF
Sacramento Kings Receive: Cole Aldrich, C; Toney Douglas, PG; Patrick Patterson, PF; Cash
According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Sacramento Kings have sent rookie Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt for the Houston Rockets.
In return, the Kings receive Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas, Cole Aldrich and cash.
Just to make one thing clear, the fact that the Kings would trade the No. 5 pick in this past summer's NBA draft for financial reasons is disturbing.
More specifically, it's a sign of what this organization is all about—digging themselves holes so deep that they can only escape by sacrificing progress.
With that being said, this deal makes Sacramento a much better team in the short-term.
Patterson played at the University of Kentucky with DeMarcus Cousins and should rekindle the chemistry relatively quickly.
Douglas is a better defender than any point guard currently on Sacramento's roster and should help improve a weak three-point shooting team.
Unfortunately, both Douglas and Aldrich are pending free agents.
It was a nice short-term deal, but for the future, it will likely be of little meaning or value.