More news is leaking following the big trade between the Kings and Rockets that sent top-five draft pick Thomas Robinson to the Rockets for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas, and Cole Aldrich.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Seattle investment group led by Chris Hansen was briefed about the trade before it was completed.
The group currently has a deal to buy the Kings from the Maloofs that is waiting to be approved.
Also from Yahoo! Sports, the Kings did not want to trade Robinson, but needed to cut costs.