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Lamar Patterson
SG - 6'5, 226lbs - 31 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Signed in Australia - Signed with Brisbane Bullets
  • Birthdate: 08/12/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): 48th pick, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Pittsburgh
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
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Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 48th overall by Milwaukee.
2014 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Milwaukee to Atlanta in exchange for a 2015 second round pick (#41, Pat Connaughton).
5th August, 2014TurkeySigned a one year contract with Tofas Brescia.
22nd July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
13th November, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
15th November, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
5th December, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
6th December, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
13th January, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
16th January, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
26th February, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
28th February, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
1st March, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Canton Charge of the D-League.
25th March, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Canton Charge of the D-League.
29th March, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
15th April, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
17th April, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
19th April, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
20th April, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
20th April, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
12th July, 2016NBAWaived by Atlanta.
14th July, 2016NBAClaimed off waivers by Sacramento.
19th October, 2016NBAWaived by Sacramento.
21st October, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
24th October, 2016NBAWaived by Sacramento.
31st October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Reno Bighorns.
29th January, 2017NBASigned a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
8th February, 2017NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
20th February, 2017D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Reno Bighorns.
24th February, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Atlanta.
26th February, 2017NBAWaived by Atlanta.
28th February, 2017D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Reno Bighorns.
18th March, 2017D-LeagueWaived by Reno Bighorns.
21st June, 2017Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Aguada.
31st July, 2017ItalySigned a one year contract with Torino.
Career Moves
2009 - 2014Pittsburgh (NCAA)
July 2014Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
August 2014 - June 2015Tofas Bursa (Turkey)
July 2015Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
July 2015 - July 2016Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2016 - October 2016Sacramento Kings (NBA)
October 2016 - January 2017Reno Bighorns (D-League)
January 2017 - February 2017Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2017Reno Bighorns (D-League)
February 2017Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2017 - March 2017Reno Bighorns (D-League)
June 2017 - July 2017Aguada (Puerto Rico)
July 2017 - presentTorino (Italy)
Articles about Lamar Patterson

June 17, 2014

Packed stadium.

Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh, Senior, 6'6 212lbs

2013/14 stats: 32.6 mpg, 17.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.3 bpg, 2.0 fpg, 2.6 TOpg, 44.1% FG, 38.8% 3PT, 75.4% FT

As opposed to all the shooting specialists on this list, Patterson is instead a primary playmaking guard. With the body of a two guard and the game of a point forward, Patterson differs from pretty much the entire rest of the crop in this list by being a pass-first player. Or at least, he used to be. After a big scoring uptick as a senior, that distinction is now much harder to make.

Patterson's offensive development has come mostly from a much improved jump shot, as well as much more willingness to use it. His decision making has always been a strength, but would never hunt his shot all that much. Now, though, Patterson has struck the balance between being a primary scoring option and a great playmaker.

A very high IQ player with vision, decision making and unselfishness, Patterson has also become a fine spot-up shooter from both mid and long range. Although he still somewhat lacks a pull-up jumper, Patterson can also be run off screens for jump shot looks, yet also uses these screens to sneak attack his way to the basket. Lacking explosiveness to get to the basket, Patterson gets there anyway through craftiness and hesitations, and finishes well considering he is a below-the-rim player.

Patterson can play on or off the ball, his versatility being a main virtue. While not a primary ball handler in getting the ball over half court - there's no need for him to be, really - Patterson does a good amoount of ball handling once in the front court and makes plenty of plays out of the pick-and-roll. He doesn't play in the full court much, his lack of elite athleticism somewhat hindering here, but his all-around game also translates to the defensive end, where his average athleticism is offset by a decent wingspan, toughness, good reads, a high effort level and quick hands. Patterson also crashes the glass well for a perimeter player, his guile and tenacity once again overcoming a lack of elite explosiveness.

From an NBA perspective, adding an efficient high volume jump shot has given Patterson a chance. His lack of elite athleticism might keep him on the fringes, but his high skill level and knowledge of what to do with it gets him to them.

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March 17, 2011

[...] In lieu of having a conventional point guard in the starting lineup, as described above, junior Travon Woodall fills the role from the bench. He handles the ball, puts some pressure on with his defense, moves it around, keeps turnovers down, and has slightly improved the accuracy of his unnecessarily high arcing jumpshot (although he remains a long way from being a shooter). For backup big man minutes, sophomore Dante Taylor - who looks quite a lot like Master P - comes in to rebound, clog the lane, exude powerful defense and commit hard fouls. On the wing, redshirt freshman Lamar Patterson plays good defense, although the jumpshots he keeps casting up are not going in. That's about it for depth at the moment, though, as their seventh man is out due to injury. Talib Zanna, the awesome freshman in question, is currently injured, but may return later on if the Panthers make a deep run.

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