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Patrick Patterson - PF, 6'9, 230
Oklahoma City Thunder - Signed as a free agent in July 2017
       Date of birth: 03/14/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 14th pick, 2010
     Out of: Kentucky
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right

2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 14th overall by Houston.
13th July, 2010 NBA Signed four year, $8,985,302 rookie scale contract with Houston. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.
9th November, 2010 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
13th December, 2010 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
30th June, 2011 NBA Houston exercised 2012/13 team option.
31st October, 2012 NBA Houston exercised 2013/14 team option.
21st February, 2013 NBA Traded by Houston, along with Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas and cash, to Sacramento in exchange for Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt.
9th December, 2013 NBA Traded by Sacramento, along with Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes, to Toronto in exchange for Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray.
11th July, 2014 NBA Re-signed by Toronto to a three year, $18,150,001 contract.
10th July, 2017 NBA Signed a three year, $16,354,800 contract with Oklahoma City. Included player option for 2019/20.
When: Where:
2007 - 2010 Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2010 - February 2013 Houston Rockets (NBA)
February 2013 - December 2013 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2017 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2017 - present Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
From blog:

   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1

Pick 14: Well, Carl Landry was easily replaced. Houston picks Patrick Patterson out of Kentucky, an extremely efficient face-up power forward and surefire Reggie Cleveland All-Star.

Patterson showed a three point jumpshot last season after not needing to own one before then. This will benefit him greatly. He is not a slasher or a ball handler, but with efficient offense, good rebounding, post-up play, a strong right hand, a mid-range J, some developing range and sufficient defense at both forward spots, Houston might have just scored the next Donyell Marshall. At #14, that can only be good.

John Calipari is sure to get in the way of the camera, but he doesn't obscure the highlight video of Patterson rocking a fine afro. This needs to come back.

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   DeMar DeRozan thrives in the arcane, but can he make his team better from there?

[...] DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas are not drawing much defensive respect outside of the paint, while Patrick Patterson is not making enough shots this season to capitalise. Although somewhat effective, backup point guard Cory Joseph is not the scoring counterpart of DeRozan in the same way Lowry is, while Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet are not NBA calibre primary playmakers at this time. And while Serge Ibaka has become one of the better stretch bigs in the game, he is not creating looks with or without the ball so much as just taking what crops up. DeRozan is at his best as the first or second scoring option in a two-option line-up, but without Lowry, Toronto has thus far only had one.[...]

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Patrick Patterson
PF, 6’9, 230lbs, 28 years old, 7 years of experience

Needing a bounce-back season after seeing all his numbers drop in 2015-16, Patterson instead posted pretty much exactly the same season, save for upping his three-point rate to .659%. Patterson shot 37.2% from three-point range despite missing every three-pointer he took (or so it felt at times), and he does less and less offensively other than this every season. On the plus side, although the enthusiasm for rebounding remains down on his early-career standards, Patterson does a decent job defending players such as himself as well as switching down onto the occasional five; on the down side, Patterson lost all confidence at the end of the year and was a non-factor in the playoffs. He is needed if Ibaka is not retained. He is not if Ibaka is.

Player Plan: Entering free agency off of a $6.05 million contract that he once looked like outgrowing, but that, given his struggles and inconsistency of the last two years, now looks about right. Useful, but not invaluable, and only an asset with resale value if the contract to bring him back is suitably sized.

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