Thomas Robinson (basketball)

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Thomas Robinson
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Robinson in March 2018
BC Khimki
Position Center / Power forward
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1991-03-17) March 17, 1991 (age 28)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Brewster Academy
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
College Kansas (2009–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Sacramento Kings
2013 Houston Rockets
20132015 Portland Trail Blazers
2015 Philadelphia 76ers
2015–2016 Brooklyn Nets
2016–2017 Los Angeles Lakers
2017–2018 Khimki
2018–2019 Beikong Fly Dragons
2019 Maine Red Claws
2019–2020 Sichuan Blue Whales
2020–present Khimki
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Thomas Earl Robinson (born March 17, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. A consensus All-American at the University of Kansas, Robinson was drafted fifth overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.

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High school career

Robinson played high school basketball at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Robinson averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks per game his senior year.

Robinson was ranked as the No. 24 recruit by Scout.com, No. 31 by Rivals.com [1] and No. 40 by ESPN.com as a high school senior. [2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Thomas Robinson
PF
Washington, DCBrewster Academy6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)222 lb (101 kg)Oct 10, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: 5 stars.svg     Rivals: 4 stars.svg     247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 93

College career

Robinson began his junior year and the 2011–2012 men's college basketball season as one of 50 candidates for the preseason John R. Wooden Award. [3] Along with senior teammate Tyshawn Taylor, Robinson was expected to become one of the leaders for the Kansas team.

On December 31, 2011, in a game against the University of North Dakota, Robinson scored 30 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. He was the first Kansas player to record a 30/20 performance since Wayne Hightower scored 36 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in a 1961 game against the University of Missouri. [4] At the end of the Big 12 conference regular season, Robinson was second in the nation with 22 double doubles behind O.D. Anosike of Siena College. At that point, Robinson averaged 18 points and 11.9 rebounds.

Prior to their game on January 22, 2011, against Texas, Kansas players, coaches and fans held a moment of silence in honor of Robinson, who had lost his grandmother, grandfather, and mother all within three weeks of one another. After the game, Kansas coach Bill Self said "For him to even be out there on the court was remarkable." [5]

On March 4, 2012, Robinson was named the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year. All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches. [6] On March 5, 2012, he was named the Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year. [7]

On April 9, 2012, Robinson decided to forgo his senior season and declared for the 2012 NBA draft. [8]

College statistics

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10 Kansas 3317.2.485.000.3952.7.3.2.52.5
2010–11 Kansas 33214.6.601.000.5106.4.6.4.77.6
2011–12 Kansas 393931.8.505.500.68211.91.81.1.917.7
Career1054218.7.525.500.6067.31.0.6.79.8

College awards and honors

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2012–2013)

On June 28, 2012, Robinson was drafted fifth overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. On November 7, 2012, in the fourth quarter of a game against the Detroit Pistons, Robinson hit Jonas Jerebko in the throat with an elbow, and was ejected from the game. [10] The following day, he was suspended for two games. [11]

Houston Rockets (2013)

On February 21, 2013, Robinson was traded, along with Francisco García and Tyler Honeycutt, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas, and Cole Aldrich and cash considerations. [12] [13]

Portland Trail Blazers (2013–2015)

On July 10, 2013, Robinson was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Marko Todorović, as well as two future second-round picks. [14] [15] On February 23, 2014, Robinson recorded 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in a 108–97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. [16] In 2013–14, he averaged 4.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 70 games.

The 2014–15 season saw Robinson consigned to the bench, buried on the depth chart by the team's off-season addition of former All-Star big man Chris Kaman. Robinson's first real opportunity of the season came with the injury of starting center Robin Lopez, who fractured his right hand on December 15 in a win over the San Antonio Spurs. [17] Robinson made his first NBA start in the team's next game, a December 17 home contest against the Milwaukee Bucks, racking up 15 points and 16 rebounds to help the Trail Blazers win 104–97. He became the third Blazers player to put up at least 15 points and 15 rebounds in his first start; the other two being Bill Walton and Maurice Lucas. [18] In subsequent games, Robinson was paired with Kaman off the bench, playing solid reserve minutes as power forward behind LaMarcus Aldridge. [19]

Philadelphia 76ers (2015)

On February 19, 2015, Robinson was traded, along with Will Barton, Víctor Claver and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round pick, to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee. [20] Three days later, he was waived by the Nuggets before playing in a game for them. [21]

On February 24, 2015, Robinson was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia 76ers. [22] The next day, he made his debut for the 76ers, recording seven points and six rebounds in a 104–88 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. [23]

Brooklyn Nets (2015–2016)

On July 9, 2015, Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Nets. [24] He made his debut for the Nets in the team's season opener against the Chicago Bulls on October 28, recording four points and five rebounds off the bench in a 115–100 loss. [25] On March 5, 2016, he had a season-best game with 18 points and 17 rebounds in 40 minutes as a starter in a 132–118 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On March 29, he made just his second start of the season and again scored 18 points, this time in a loss to Orlando Magic. [26] On April 3, he recorded his fourth straight double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds in a 106–87 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. [27]

Los Angeles Lakers (2016–2017)

On September 21, 2016, Robinson signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. [28] On March 21, 2017, Robinson scored a season-high 16 points in a 133–109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He tied that mark on April 1, 2017, recording 16 points and nine rebounds in another loss to the Clippers. A day later, Robinson recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 108–103 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. [29]

Khimki (2017–2018)

On September 23, 2017, Robinson signed with Russian club Khimki for the 2017–18 season. [30]

On August 30, 2018, Robinson signed with the Atlanta Hawks. [31] On October 13, 2018, Robinson was waived by the Hawks. [32]

Beikong Fly Dragons (2018–2019)

On December 3, 2018, Robinson signed with Chinese club Beikong Fly Dragons. [33]

Maine Red Claws (2019)

On March 17, 2019, the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League announced via Twitter that they had acquired Robinson off waivers. [34]

Sichuan Blue Whales (2019–2020)

Later in 2019, Robinson joined the Sichuan Blue Whales of China. [35]

Khimki (2020–present)

On February 6, 2020, Robinson returned to his former Russian club Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague, signing a one-month contract with an option to renew for the rest of the season. [36]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012–13 Sacramento 51015.9.424.000.5774.7.7.5.44.8
2012–13 Houston 19013.0.449.000.4214.1.5.8.34.5
2013–14 Portland 70012.5.481.000.5644.4.5.3.34.8
2014–15 Portland 32412.2.516.000.4384.2.3.5.33.6
2014–15 Philadelphia 22018.5.467.000.6037.71.1.7.78.8
2015–16 Brooklyn 71712.9.447.000.4315.1.6.5.54.3
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 48111.7.536.000.4704.6.6.5.25.0
Career3131213.4.470.000.5054.8.6.5.44.9

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2014 Portland 11011.1.419.000.8572.6.5.5.52.9
Career11011.1.419.000.8572.6.5.5.52.9

NBA G League

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2018–19 Maine 4026.5.585.250.68413.51.51.31.019.0
Career4026.5.585.250.68413.51.51.31.019.0

EuroLeague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2017–18 Khimki 20115.6.486.000.4175.8.4.7.68.29.1
Career20115.6.486.000.4175.8.4.7.68.29.1

Personal life

Thomas lost his grandmother, grandfather, and mother within three weeks while in college. He has a younger sister name Jayla Paris who was born in 2003 and an older brother named Jamal Robinson. [ citation needed ]

After the deaths of Robinson's mother and grandparents, Angel Morris, the mother of NBA twins Marcus and Markieff Morris, took both Thomas and his younger sister in as her own. [ citation needed ]

Robinson is the Co-founder of the family over everything foundation (F.O.E) alongside the Morris Twins and their mother. [37]

Thomas Robinson is engaged to Kai Cyre Craig a nurse and famous Instagram model together they have a daughter named Rain Robinson who was born in June 2017 both Robinson and Craig are expecting another child. [ citation needed ]

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