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Rockets, Blazers Agree to Robinson Trade
Posted By Alex Kennedy On June 30, 2013 @ 8:23 pm In Free Agency Diary,Headlines,Main Page,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade second-year power forward Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Portland will part ways with two future second-round picks and the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolau and Marko Todorovic. The deal will become official on July 10 after the league-wide moratorium is lifted.
Robinson is only 22 years old, but the Rockets had to move him to free up cap room to make a maximum offer to unrestricted free agent Dwight Howard.
Houston will meet with Howard tonight in Los Angeles as they try to persuade him to sign a four-year max deal.
Last year, Robinson was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and he had four years remaining on his contract. He was set to make $3,526,440 in the 2013-14 season.
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