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Ruben Patterson - SF/PF, 6'5, 223
Retired - Retired after 2009 season
       Date of birth: 07/31/1975
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 31st pick, 1998
     Out of: Cincinnati
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Right

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   The best of what's left
2010-07-30

Ruben Patterson - OK, so this entry might have been more fitting in 2008. But so be it. Patterson's best NBA season was his penultimate one. As a member of the 2006/07 Bucks, Patterson set career highs in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and field goal percentage, scoring 14.7 points a night on 55% shooting and putting up a PER of 18.5. Since then, though, his NBA career saw only one more contract, an unguaranteed minimum salary contract at that. That was all he could get the following summer from the Clippers, despite the strength of those statistics from the previous year. Worse still, Patterson couldn't even make it the whole season with the team, being waived before the contract guarantee date.

Patterson signed with the Nuggets for training camp in 2008, but did not make the team. He later played 3 games in Lebanon, but he has nothing to his name this year. (Except this arrest.) The 2007/08 season marked the (current) end of his NBA career, despite him still having something to give as an athlete, defender and post-up option. Perhaps it had something to do with what Steve Patterson (no relation) describes here.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 50
2010-04-13

- Ruben Patterson

Patterson's best NBA season was his penultimate one. As a member of the 2006/07 Bucks, Patterson set career highs in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and field goal percentage, scoring 14.7 points a night on 55% shooting and putting up a PER of 18.5. Since then, though, his NBA career saw only one more contract, an unguaranteed minimum salary contract at that. That was all he could get the following summer from the Clippers, despite the strength of those statistics from the previous year. Worse still, Patterson couldn't even make it the whole season with the team, being waived before the contract guarantee date. That was the end of his NBA career. Perhaps it had something to do with what Steve Patterson (no relation) describes here.

Patterson signed with the Nuggets for training camp in 2008, but did not make the team. He later played 3 games in Lebanon, but he has nothing to his name this year. Except this arrest.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Ruben Patterson - Got married. Appeared in the crowd at the All-Star game. Sold a car.

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