Feb. 27, 2013
-- Grades are in following this years NBA trade deadline and it seems top honors belong to Houston. The Rockets pulled off a shocker Wednesday night getting 6'10 rookie big Thomas Robinson and all his upside for virtually nothing in return. With praise lying heavily with Houston GM Daryl Morey and his notable year calling shots for the franchise, who is talking about Robinson's agent? I know Robinson is!
Tony Dutt not only helped facilitate the deal that may have forever changed his young clients career, but also reconnected the Morris twins (both clients) in the process. Robinson moves on from a team in shambles, a limited role, and a coach unsure of his potential, to a revamped Rockets team bound for the playoffs and much more suiting to his athletic skill set. Morris drops from a playoff contender but is reunited with twin brother Markieff and a team with open arms, happy to get a lottery pick for the price of a future second rounder. So again, who is talking about the man behind the scenes? I know his clients are, for with a slight waive of his wand he may have single-handedly changed the fortune of all his young athletes careers. Congrats Tony! If only all NBA players had such creativity and expertise in their agent.