James Harden Says Thomas Robinson Will 'Turn His Career Around In Portland'
Nice work by Chris Haynes over at CSNNW getting Rockets all-star guard James Harden on record to talk about Trail Blazers power forward Thomas Robinson
, a teammate of Harden's for a relatively brief period after the traded that sent Robinson from Sacramento to Houston.
“He's a beast, man. The league better get ready,” Harden told CSNNW.com. “He knows what his job is, he knows what he's great at and he does it to the best of his ability. T-Rob is a very hard worker, an excellent rebounder and he's definitely skilled for someone of his size. I have no doubt about it that he'll turn his career around in Portland.”
“Oh he'll definitely stick in this league,” Harden said. “He has a great chance. He has so much upside. That motivates him, other teams giving up on him. He has the chance to do something special and I believe he'll get it done.”
Robinson averaged 4.5 points and 41. rebounds in 19 games with the Rockets before being traded to Portland in a cost-cutting move that allowed Houston to sign free agent center Dwight Howard. More recently, Robinson averaged 10.4 points and 12.8 rebounds in five games with the Trail Blazers at the Las Vegas Summer League.
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