Thomas Robinson was traded by the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday to the Houston Rockets, a rare instance where a top lottery pick is dealt midway through his rookie season.

“I found out through Marcus Morris,” Robinson told RealGM. “He called me and then my agent let me know so it was pretty quick.”

After a frustrating start to his career with the Kings, Robinson is ready for his opportunity with the Rockets.

“I’m on a new team, new organization, so it’s definitely a new start for me,” Robinson told RealGM.

Robinson feels the Rockets style of play is a good fit for his skill set.

“It’s an up-and-down pace and I’m a young guy,” said Robinson. “I feel like I’ll fit right in with them.” 

Robinson hopes to display the same skills that made him the fifth overall pick out of Kansas.

“As far as what I can bring is the same energy, effort, and trying to be a good teammate,” said Robinson.