Kings' Rookie Robinson Struggles
Let's preface the good and the bad to come with the talent of the Summer League isn't great. In fact, few players that are standing out now will contribute in significant roles for teams this season. So how concerned should the Sacramento Kings be that their first-round pick, No. 5 overall Thomas Robinson, is shooting just 32 percent from the field through four games?
The chiseled power forward was one of the most productive players in the country last season at Kansas and has always been uber-efficient given his role and minutes, but when he fell into the Kings' laps at No. 5, it seemed like it was Robinson's starting gig to lose at power forward. But after four Kings' games, he finds his stat line reading 32 percent field-goal mark, 4.5 fouls per game with a horrendous 4.8 turnover average. His aggressiveness has even taken a hit when Robinson posted 28 free-throw attempts through the first two games and just five in the last two.
It's too early to make a definitive call and way too early to tab Robinson a bust. He plays with so much energy and has such a high-motor, it's really unforeseeable that his production doesn't start to climb back up. Once he finds his level of comfort, all should be set right in Sacramento.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 7- 20 - 12