After being selected fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings, Thomas Robinson got on the phone with the local media. A few of the highlights, followed by the conference call in its entirety after the jump.
- On his reaction to being selected: "I don't know where it came from. I worked hard to get here and now I'm able to see it...It really got emotional."
- Robinson says he's excited to play alongside DeMarcus Cousins. "He's tough, he's a young player and he's going to play hard. I wouldn't mind at all going to play next to him."
- Was Robinson surprised that he slipped all the way to the No. 5 pick? "Yeah, but no. It kind of went based on team needs. The teams that skipped past me didn't need me at their positions. The Kings took a chance with me, took me at five and I'm going to make the best of that."
The three stages of draft night are just now setting in. The initial shock is almost over. That feeling will be replaced by jubilation and eventually by a calming acceptance that the Sacramento Kings just got a whole lot better.
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