In the 2012 NBA Summer League, Chris Webber had positive things to say about Kings rookie Thomas Robinson.
“He attacks the basket, he’s athletic inside, has a nice touch,” Webber said on NBA TV.
Today, these things are still true but the undersized power forward still has a long way to go before he is a consistent contributor. This has been somewhat of a surprise for many considering that going into the NBA Draft, scouts referred to Robinson as one of the most NBA-ready players on the board. But as happens to many rookies, the speed of the NBA game has proven to be a hindrance – and Robinson isn’t afraid to admit it.