Thomas Robinson and Francisco Garcia have yet to pass their physicals, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Even if they do get through that step, coach Kevin McHale said that it is unlikely that they will debut with the Houston Rockets Friday evening without practicing or taking part in the morning shootaround.
Hopefully, the Rockets will have their new guys in the mix Saturday when they face the Washington Wizards. McHale intends to use Carlos Delfino as the starting power forward tonight.
Robinson, in particular, should benefit from leaving the mess that is the Sacramento Kings and joining the Rockets:
"Despite being undersized at a shade under 6-foot-9, Robinson combines excellent length (7-3.25 wingspan) and athleticism, which allow him to play bigger than his size. He was a tremendous rebounder on both ends of the floor in college, and that seems to have translated so far in his young NBA career (12.6/21.6 offensive/defensive rebounding rate). He's got the ability to play back to the basket or face up his opponent and go around him, and a decent midrange game that can still improve. He's struggled to adjust his game to the size and quickness of NBA opponents, and much of his anemic field goal percentage can be attributed to terrible shot selection. Going to Houston will be good for him as he leaves the dysfunction of Sacramento, and learns the post from Kevin McHale."