The Kings traded Thomas Robinson last season to the Houston Rockets before he even had a chance to finish his rookie year, and the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft is slowly getting over it. Following a preseason win over the Kings last month, Robinson had some interesting things to say about his former team, mainly that he worked himself up so much when preparing for the game that he had to calm down and remember that "it’s just business," and nothing personal. "But at the end of the day, if I get the chance to go up against them, I'm not going to hesitate to give it to them," Robinson told Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet. The comments were curious considering it was former general manager Geoff Petrie and the former owners (the Maloofs) who made the decision to trade Robinson, not anyone in the current Kings regime. I caught up with Robinson on Saturday after the Portland Trail Blazers (his third team) defeated the Kings. He downplayed any resentment toward the Kings and Sacramento in general. Interestingly, he also seemed to have an epiphany moment in which he states he has no one to really go after anymore in Sacramento.
Thomas Robinson says he holds nothing personal against the Kings
Sactown Royalty | Nov 11