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Thomas Robinson selected fifth in NBA Draft by Sacramento; Tyshawn Taylor goes 41st, ends up in Brooklyn

Former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson answers a question during interviews on Wednesday, June 27, in New York.

Former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson answers a question during interviews on Wednesday, June 27, in New York.

June 28, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Updated June 28, 2012, 10:06 p.m.

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Former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was selected fifth overall in the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Later, former KU guard Tyshawn Taylor was selected by the Portland Trailblazers with the 41st pick. Portland then traded Taylor to the Brooklyn Nets.

Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds for the Jayhawks last season, while Taylor averaged 16.6 points and 4.8 assists.

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Mike Ford 1 year, 9 months ago

This is the rookie salary scale for the NBA 2012-2013 season for Thomas Robinson at the 5th pick. year one year two year three 5 $2,812,200 $2,938,700 $3,065,300 26.7% 4th year 32.6% 5th year

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Mike Ford 1 year, 9 months ago

Tyshawn Taylor went #41 to the Portland Trailblazers and the Brooklyn (formerly NJ) Nets acquired this pick from Portland Trailblazers so Tyshawn will be playing near home for the team owned by Viktor Prokorov and Jay Z. The #41 pick isn't guaranteed money like the 1st round but one needs to look at Monta Ellis who was a pick in this area who beat out Aaron Miles with Golden State back then and also Landry Fields and Isiah Thomas (Sacramento) who were also 2nd rounders, Tyshawn if he makes the roster and is on the team on February 15th he will get his contract guaranteed until the end of the 2013 season. He will have to make it beyond the point where Sherron Collins was cut by the Bobcats for salary cap reasons. He's looking at $400k to $715k if he makes it to the February roster cut next year.

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Steve Jacob 1 year, 9 months ago

Hitting the web, Kings fans are excited. The team is such a mess, they guessed they would somehow screw up the pick and do something stupid, like Cleveland picking Dion Walters at #4.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 9 months ago

Good news for T-Rob: high-round draft pick. Bad news for T-Rob: high round draft pick to a franchise that sucks year in and year out. Put in your 5 years, improve your game, structure your contracts accordingly and move on to a team that means business if the Kings have not progressed by then. The OKC Thunder is a good example. Good luck.

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Steve Jacob 1 year, 9 months ago

ESPN says the Kings will still suck, but with Robinson and DeMarcus Cousins, you will get roughed up playing them.

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