Source: Sacramento Bee
For a player as confident as any entering this year's NBA draft, Thomas Robinson's pro debut hasn't exactly been sterling.
Four summer league games into his NBA career, the Kings rookie forward needed only two words to sum up his play.
"Not good," Robinson said.
Wednesday was another rough day for Robinson, the fifth overall pick in last month's draft, in the Kings' 96-89 exhibition loss to the Toronto Raptors at Thomas & Mack Center.
Robinson missed his first seven shots and finished 3 of 13. He's shooting 32 percent (16 of 50) in the summer league and has more turnovers (19) than baskets.
Robinson finished with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists.
"I think he's still pressing a little bit," said Kings summer league co-head coach Alex English. "He's got to let the game come to him. If the shot's not there, move it, swing it, go set a screen."
Even while shooting poorly, Robinson showed good court vision and passing instincts. But he wasn't drafted to facilitate and took no solace in his assists.
"I'm passing the ball good, but that's the only thing I'm doing good right now," said Robinson, who has taken each poor performance to heart.
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