One year ago Thomas Robinson was the No. 5 overall pick now he enters he second NBA season already on his third team.

He was drafted into the mess that was Sacramento was traded to Houston where he showed some flashes but where he was mostly an asset to be moved in the Rockets’ Dwight Howard quest.

Now he is in Portland where he’s not going to start at the four — that LaMarcus Aldridge guy is pretty good — but he can be part of an improved bench that pushes the Blazers into playoff contention.