HoopsHype Thomas Robinson rumors

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs have shown interest in Robinson, according to another individual with knowledge of the Rockets efforts to move Robinson’s $3.5 million salary next season. Though it would be difficult for the Spurs to make any sort of deal for Robinson directly with the Rockets and would likely have to add a third team in a larger deal. Houston Chronicle

The Rockets have also had talks with the Chicago Bulls, according to the person familiar with negotiations so far, but he said that unlike with the Spurs and Cavaliers, he did not know if the Bulls were interested in Robinson or could be part of a larger deal. Houston Chronicle

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The threat of the James Harden-led Rockets signing Howard away from L.A. is very real to the Lakers, sources said, which means the Lakers will eventually be getting a sign-and-trade pitch from Houston as well. The Rockets will have the cap space to sign Howard outright after the expected shedding of Thomas Robinson's contract, but sources say that the Rockets will certainly attempt to convince the Lakers to take in return Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in a sign-and-trade deal for Howard, thus theoretically keeping alive the possibility that Houston could preserve its cap space to pursue Chris Paul and possibly pair Howard with Paul. ESPN.com

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One thing it does is mark someone's territory, or in the case of Thomas Robinson, reminds the Kings that he was ever with them. Inside the Kings' practice facility, a pair of white and purple Nike shoes hang from a beam in the rafters. Robinson tossed them there on his last night in Sacramento. Was there any meaning? "I was just trying to see if I could get my shoes up there," Robinson said. "Somebody else was in there with me, but I can't say the name." Sacramento Bee

Robinson said the trade "was a shock," but the situation is part of the business of the NBA. The rookie said he's comfortable with his role on the Rockets, even if it means not playing all the time, because he knows what to expect. Robinson said he doesn't look back with sadness on his time with the Kings. "I don't have any regrets," Robinson said. "I'm glad the Kings gave me a chance and drafted me. They put me in the league." Sacramento Bee

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