The Sacramento Kings got in on the trade deadline action on Wednesday night, but not in a way much of their fanbase appreciated. The Kings traded last year's No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson to the Houston Rockets — along with Tyler Honeycutt and Francisco Garcia — for third-year power forward Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich. The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and confirmed by others soon after.
The Kings weren't rumored to be movers and shakers at this year's deadline, largely because of the pending ownership transition and the uncertainty with Tyreke Evans' free agency. Still, even if some expected a deal to happen, few could have foreseen the Kings trading away their most recent top-five pick for players who have been in the league longer and have proven little.
The Rockets also traded power forward Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a second-round pick, Wojnarowski reported.
Kings fans don't seem to be on board with general manager Geoff Petrie's latest move:
We look forward to seeing what Keith Smart’s rotations will look like now that he has a 4th point guard at his disposal…#NoWeDont— Sactown Royalty (@sactownroyalty) February 21, 2013
I'm wearing a Kings shirt tonight. Seriously considering going upstairs and changing right now.— Greg Wissinger (@gwiss) February 21, 2013
That about sums it up right now.