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Patrick Patterson
PF/C - 6'8, 235lbs - 35 years old - 11 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2022 season
  • Birthdate: 03/14/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): 14th pick, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Kentucky
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2010 NBA DraftNBADrafted 14th overall by Houston.
13th July, 2010NBASigned four year, $8,985,302 rookie scale contract with Houston. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.
9th November, 2010D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
13th December, 2010D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
30th June, 2011NBAHouston exercised 2012/13 team option.
31st October, 2012NBAHouston exercised 2013/14 team option.
21st February, 2013NBATraded by Houston, along with Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas and cash, to Sacramento in exchange for Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt.
9th December, 2013NBATraded 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, 2014NBARe-signed by Toronto to a three year, $18,150,001 contract.
10th July, 2017NBASigned a three year, $16,354,800 contract with Oklahoma City. Included player option for 2019/20.
Career Moves
2007 - 2010Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2010 - February 2013Houston Rockets (NBA)
February 2013 - December 2013Sacramento Kings (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2017Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2017 - presentOklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
Articles about Patrick Patterson

August 31, 2018

[...] It does not help that the team's best shooting options outside of George are Abrines and Patterson, the two movable expiring mid-range salaries per the above who could otherwise theoretically be moved to provide short term financial relief. It further does not help that Grant is a limited shooter from the outside, and Schroeder is a sub-par one for a lead guard as well. It only makes it worse that both Noel and third string point guard Raymond Felton are also not plus shooters, and that while Terrence Ferguson projects to be a decent shooter in his future, he is not one yet. Luwawu-Cabarrot has a similar projection yet has not done enough in two years to show himself as being worthy of a spot in the rotation; the rotation, then, features one good shooter (George), two decent ones who do little else, don't do anything significant to get open and who would ideally be salary dumped (Abrines and Patterson), and a bunch of mediocre to bad shooters. [...]

[...] Internal growth projections for the Thunder's shooting disparity are not favourable. Westbrook would have to make a significant post-30 improvement, and in five years, Schroeder has somehow gone back under the 30% mark again. Felton has managed only a 32.9% career mark in 13 seasons. Abrines has the best looking stroke, but his physical profile makes a high volume of shots hard to foresee, while Patterson's knee problems have seen him really regress as a player. Ferguson could be a good one, but needs to prove himself capable of a sizeable role for that to be of true value. The same is true of rookie Hamadou Diallo, whose form thus far has been better than his results. Adams and Noel have shown no signs and should be on the offensive glass anyway. And although Grant is now likely getting the starting stretch four role, he has never been a good one anyway.

Additionally, the need to move either Abrines or Patterson may be too strong to resist. Starting from the above post-Singler, post-Nader tax position ($212,302,746 combined tax and salary expense), that number would plummet to a combined $182,904,953 if Abrines was salary dumped for no returning salary, or $182,924,042 if Patterson was. If we play devil's advocate for a moment (and conveniently ignore minimum roster size rules for the sake of argument), that number could be $158,590,895 if both somehow were.

The Thunder need both plenty of outside shooting, and salary cap flexibility. And yet they could save $54 million by getting rid of Abrines and Patterson. $54 million they could reinvest, both immediately and in the future, on better players, and via otherwise exhaustible assets they currently stand only to lose. Do they really need Abrines and Patterson that badly?

It is of course neither hugely realistic nor ever required to completely pass off their salaries for nothing in return, particularly in the case of Patterson, who is older and who has an option for next season. Yet were it to be done, those are the savings that could be recouped. Savings which could then allow the team to utilise its as-yet mostly unused mid-level exception and eight figure trade exception to get better quality players than those two. They are the two best shooting role players that the Thunder have, but this does not make them good value. [...]

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June 29, 2017

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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March 22, 2017

[...] 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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June 27, 2010

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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