Patrick Patterson agrees to one-year, $2.3 million deal with Clippers
Patterson and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a buyout on the final season of his contract, which made the veteran power forward an unrestricted free agent.
Free agent forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 15, 2019
Patrick Patterson played in 63 games last season for the Thunder. He averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 37.4 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free-throw line. He has finally been secured by the Clippers after a few weeks of uncertainty surrounding his next NBA stop.
Now 30 years old, Patterson brings to the Clippers these career averages: 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 622 games with the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Thunder. He was the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky.
The Clippers, for the first time in franchise history, are title contenders. LA signed two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in free agency and traded for Paul George from the Thunder. The Clippers won 48 games last season without an All-Star on the team. Now, they have two of the best players in all of basketball.
The Clippers were able to keep Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell. LAC is going to give teams fits next season on both ends of the floor.