Former Toronto Raptors big man Patrick Patterson decided to join Oklahoma City Thunder on a three-year, $16.4 million deal. Patterson spent the last three years mostly coming of the bench for the Raptors. He will presumably, with the departures of Domantas Sabonis and Taj Gibson, start for OKC.

The 27-year-old power forward signed a deal that surprised a lot of NBA fans. Some players who are seemingly worse than Patterson got more lucrative contracts.

Patterson decided to clear up these conversations about his signing for the Thunder.

According to Brett Dawson from The Oklahoman, Patterson wanted a team hungry for winning, and he also wanted to play for head coach Billy Donovan.

Patterson was the first of two signings made by OKC this summer. The second one was veteran guard Raymond Felton, who is going to be instant scoring help from the bench.

Patterson averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game last season in Toronto. His biggest strength is stretching the floor, as he possesses a nice stroke from the outside. The former 14th selection in the NBA Draft spent two and a half seasons in Houston before being traded to Sacramento.

He then spent nine months in Sac-Town before being included in the Rudy Gay trade.

After his rookie contract expired in 2014, he signed a three-year, $18 million deal with Toronto.