Kings select Thomas Robinson fifth overall in 2012 NBA Draft

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Kings select Thomas Robinson fifth overall in 2012 NBA Draft

The Sacramento Kings selected Thomas Robinson with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Robinson is a six-foot-ten, 237-pound power forward from Kansas set the school's single-season record and led the nation with 27 double-doubles last year.

Robinson averaged 17.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 313.3 minutes per game.

"I expected him to maybe have a shot at winning conference Player of the Year, I really did." Kansas coach Bill Self said. "If you're the best player in our league, you're going to be one of the better players around. But the national Player of the Year attention that he's getting certainly would have been a dream, and I would have never anticipated that. The thing that amazes me from a production standpoint is how consistent he's been.

Labissiere returns to Haiti, reunites with man who pulled him from quake rubble

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Labissiere returns to Haiti, reunites with man who pulled him from quake rubble

Kings sophomore forward Skal Labissiere returned to Haiti for the first time since 2010 on Wednesday. 

One day later, he reunited with the man who helped save his life. Labissiere was trapped under rubble in a 2010 earthquake. The man and Skal's father searched through debris before finding the talented hooper. 

Labissiere is back in his native country to host a basketball camp from July 19-21. In his rookie year, Labissiere averaged 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 18.5 minutes per game.

The Kings selected Labissiere out of Kentucky with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

 

After one year in Sacramento, ex-Kings guard heads to China

After one year in Sacramento, ex-Kings guard heads to China

Editor's Note: The above video is from April 11, 2017.

With the Sacramento Kings drafting point guards De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason III and then inking George Hill, the door closed for a return of veteran Ty Lawson. On Tuesday afternoon, the 29-year-old announced via social that he is heading overseas to play in China for the Shanxi Dragons.

Lawson played well in his lone season in Sacramento, averaging 9.9 points and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per contest. He shot 45.4 percent from the field over 69 games, including 24 starts for the Kings.

Lawson almost made the leap to China last summer before landing in Sacramento on August 31. He joins free agent departures Darren Collison, Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans, Anthony Tolliver, Langston Galloway and Rudy Gay, all who have signed elsewhere this summer as the Kings revamp their roster.