SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today acquired forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, guard Toney Douglas and cash considerations from the Houston Rockets in exchange for forwards Francisco Garcia, Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.
"We are excited about the addition of Patrick, Toney and Cole," said Petrie. "They will add skill and depth along with the potential for a different look to our roster. We all want to thank Francisco, Thomas and Tyler for their efforts and contributions."
In Patterson, the Kings receive the 14th overall selection of the 2010 NBA Draft (Kentucky) who averaged 11.6 points (.519 FGs, .365 3FGs, .755 FTs), 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in 47 outings with the Rockets this season (started 38). The 6-9, 235-pound forward has posted career numbers of 8.4 points (.495 FGs, .347 3FGs, .723 FTs), 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 163 contests with Houston (started 45).
Aldrich is a 6-11, 240-pound center selected by Oklahoma City with the 11th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft (Kansas) and is averaging 1.7 points (.530 FGs, .704 FTs) and 1.9 rebounds in 74 career games with both the Thunder and Rockets.
Douglas is a third-year pro who tallied 8.1 points (.395 FGs, .377 3FGs, .882 FTs), 1.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.8 steals in 49 games with the Rockets this season. The 6-2, 185-pound guard was drafted by the New York Knicks out of Florida State and has notched career averages of 8.8 points (.406 FGs, .357 3FGs, .825 FTs), 2.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 224 career contests.
Garcia, whose years with the Kings (8th season) made him the longest-tenured player on the roster, was selected by the Sacramento as an early entry candidate out of Louisville with the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and is averaging 5.2 points (.376 FGs, .367 3FGs, .857 FTs), 1.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.8 minutes per game in 40 contests (started 15) this season. He has amassed career averages of 8.3 points (.433 FGs, .360 3FGs, .809 FTs), 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 22.2 minutes per game in 460 outings (started 128).
Robinson is averaging 4.8 points (.424 FGs, .577 FTs), 4.7 rebounds and 15.9 minutes per game in 51 contests as a rookie this season. He has scored in double-figures in seven games and grabbed 10 or more rebounds on five occasions. Robinson was selected by the Kings as an undergraduate (junior) out of Kansas with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Honeycutt, currently in his second NBA season, is averaging 0.9 points (.273 FGs, 0-2 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), 1.1 rebounds and 3.6 minutes per game in nine contests off the bench for Sacramento. He has recorded career averages of 1.2 points (.314 FGs, .200 3FGs, .714 FTs), 1.0 rebounds and 5.0 minutes per game in 24 outings. Honeycutt was selected by the Kings as a sophomore out of UCLA with the 35th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
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The Noles split last week's games by defeating Boston College with an all-around performance for the team. Michael Snaer led the way with 21 points and freshman point guard Devon Bookert dished out 8 assists with 0 turnovers. The team played well against #3 Miami but fell in the end. The Noles hit the road to take on NC State - Tuesday at 7pm on ESPN2 and then on Sunday vs. Virginia Tech at 6pm- on ESPNU. Follow the Noles on social media. Twitter @FSU_MBasketball and like the Facebook page
The No. 19 ranked Florida State women's basketball team knocked off #14 UNC on Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee. Seniors Leonor Rodriguez (22 points), Chelsea Davis (21 points) and Alexa Deluzio (15 points) and junior Natasha Howard (17 points) all scored in double figures to lead the Seminoles to an 80-73 victory. The win marked Semrau's seventh 20-win season as the Noles improved to 20-5 overall on the season. The squad will hit the road for a tough battle against Duke on the 22nd and Virginia Tech on the 24th before returning home on February 28th for the final home game of the season. The Noles will host the Maryland Terrapins for Senior Night on the 28th at 7pm in the Tucker Center where all fans will be admitted for free. If you haven't already done so, make sure you like our Facebook page today and help us #MakeItCountFSU!
The Noles swept through a weekend series with Rhode Island winning Sunday with a dramatic 10th inning walk-off home run from True Freshman DJ Stewart. The Noles got the 2013 campaign started on the right foot Friday afternoon defeating Rhode Island 11-5 in front of a great opening day crowd of 5,354 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Saturday the Noles scored 5 runs late in the game to finish off the Rams 6-2. Florida State returns to Dick Howser Stadium Tuesday afternoon at 4pm facing off with Jacksonville, followed by a weekend series with in-state rival USF.
The 21st ranked Softball team hosted the Unconquered Invitational and came away with a successful weekend early in the season. The Noles got quality wins over Arkansas and Hofstra who boasts one of the nation's best pitchers. Tulsa played good ball all weekend as they took home the crown. The Noles have plenty to look forward to as they head out west for the prestigious Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, CA. follow the Noles on Twitter- @FSU_Softball and on the Facebook page- Florida State Seminoles Softball.
The No. 27 - ranked Florida State women's tennis team captured a sweeping 7-0 victory over UCF on Friday, moving to 5-1 on the season. On Sunday, The Noles defeated the No. 61 ranked Georgia State Panthers, 5-2 at the Indoor Tennis Facility. The Seminoles head to Miami, Fla. on Friday for a match against Florida International at 10 a.m. before taking on No. 12 ranked Miami on Saturday at 11 a.m
This weekend on Sunday, February 24, IMG Academy is set to host No. 28 Florida State and No. 5 Pepperdine at 1 p.m. This marks the first time the Seminoles are playing a neutral match at IMG Academy. Matches are set to be streamed for free online.
In the inaugural Florida State Match-Up Tournament, Florida State was led by senior Jessica Negron who finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings with an even par score of 216. She carded an even par score of 72 in the first round and a 2 under par score of 70 in the second round. The Seminoles finished in fourth place in the team standings - their second top five finish of the spring season after finishing in a second place at the Florida Challenge to open the season.
Swimming & diving
The Florida State Women's Swimming & Diving heads to Greensboro, NC to compete for the ACC Championships starting Wednesday. The Men's Championship will be the following week, also in Greensboro.
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Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend is the presenting sponsor of this Saturday's FSU men's basketball game against Boston College at noon. Goodwill is conducting a donation drive at the game and will have donation bins and a truck outside of the northwest plaza main entrance of the Donald L. Tucker Center.
'Noles fans looking to make a difference in the community are encouraged to bring a donation item to the game. As an added incentive for your philanthropic efforts in the Big Bend, the first 250 people to donate an item will receive a free ticket to an upcoming Florida State men's basketball game.
Old hats, clothes, coats, and household items as well as old electronics and small furniture are considered acceptable donation items. All donations are considered tax deductible and Goodwill Industries will have staff members on hand to issue receipts.