Kings’ Coach: Robinson Has to be a ‘Pain’
The Kings’ rookie (Thomas Robinson) forward thrives on activity to the point that he knows it’s annoying for opponents.
“Well, they should be (bothered),” Robinson said. “I think that’s my job, to annoy the other guy to the point where he just doesn’t want to check me anymore.”
With only one NBA preseason game under his belt, Sacramento’s first-round pick still has a lot to learn.
“Half the guys (in the league) don’t play hard all the time,” Kings coach Keith Smart said. “This young man has a motor to play hard all the time.
“Look at the guys that play all out, all the time. They become a pain for a team, and that’s what he has to be. He has to become a pain.”