Nov 2, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson (0) reacts to a call during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Kings 92-80. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Investment Group Was Briefed Before Robinson Trade

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.

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