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Patrick Patterson moves up in the rotation

He did his time in the development league early in the season and now the future is looking bright for Patrick Patterson in Houston.  Rockets head coach Rick Adelman said Patterson has moved ahead of Jordan Hill in the rotation and it will likely stay that way for a while.

From the Houston Chronicle:

Patterson gets his chance

Rockets rookie Patrick Patterson played throughout the fourth quarter against the Clippers on Wednesday, moving ahead of Jordan Hill in Rick Adelman’s rotation, a switch the coach said may continue.

“I wanted to see how he could play the people he was going to go up against, and he did a nice job,” Adelman said. “We were defending pretty well, so I left him in there.”

With the Rockets beginning a stretch of games against teams that rely on pick-and-roll offense, especially late in games, Patterson’s defensive discipline could be a key.

“He really knows how to play defensively in a team concept,” Adelman said. “For a young guy, he picks up things very quickly. He’s always in the right spot. It’s just a matter of consistently going to the boards.”

Buster and Tywanna’s baby boy has been doing exactly what has been asked of him so far in his rookie season and he’s slowly emerging into that NBA player all of us in BBN expect him to be.  There’s still a lot of growing to do but the news of Patrick moving up in the rotation so soon is great to hear and hopefully he’ll keep climbing the ladder to stardom.

Keep making us proud, P-Pat. And don’t forget to call us every once in a while to keep us up to date on any Patterson and Lucas news.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

25 Comments for Patrick Patterson moves up in the rotation



  1. ALLSUM
    3:00 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    1st



  2. KY Alumni
    3:01 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I love PPat!



  3. cracka
    3:03 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    dynomite! haha, how come we never thought of that



  4. knightynight
    3:04 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    i love ppat too



  5. Kentucky14
    3:07 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Hopefully he gets his jersey in the rafters as soon as possible.



  6. ihatetenn
    3:15 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    #5) i agree with you we need that #54 up in the rafters
    of rupp. he is my favorite Cat player of all time. he
    poured his heart and soul in while at Kentucky.



  7. Mack
    3:28 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Against the Clippers he was in the entire 4th, griffin had been guarding Chuck, thought he could rest but Chuck kept pushing him around so he switched on to guard PPat and thought he could muscle him out and steal but PPat held him off, got he pass and went around him for a short jump shot. It’s good to hear the play by play guys saying he should play more, they proved that PPat and Chuck can play together at the same time. P.S. griffin the dunk machine did not get any – NO – dunks against the Rockets, thanks to CHUCK or as they say down here Houston the CHUCKWAGON. Circled the CHUCKWAGON around the dunk machine.



  8. ThankfulCat
    3:29 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Any word on Jai Lucas being traded from the North Moscow Eskimo Bears Claws to re-join Patrick with the Rockets?



  9. Champ
    3:31 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    what a BEAST



  10. Mack
    3:34 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    It is great that both Chuck and PPat are now on the Rockets, good PR for the WILDCATS and fun to watch.



  11. Tobias Funke
    3:46 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    love me some PPat! Favorite player since Monster Mash



  12. Al's IndiCats
    3:50 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    That dunk brought a tear to my eye. Man to have him or Cuz back with us today….just a nice day dream!



  13. Manbearpig
    4:01 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Two things,
    1. Agree that #54 needs to be in the rafters
    2. Looking at stats last night, Chuck killed 8-10 fg and 16 points.



  14. supremecats
    4:09 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    seriously, free enes, roster full of 5 stars, celeb sightings at rupp, and all that ish…none of it makes me as happy as seeing Patterson succeed…a UK legend.



  15. cdc_uky
    4:10 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Love that PPat is getting some PT…so does his Chinese shoe company!



  16. HubbaBubba
    4:14 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I like all the guys from last season, but IMHO PPat will wind up being the best pro in the long term.



  17. Homer
    4:23 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    If I had to pick a sports figure who’s a product of a good family with values and integrity and who has work ethic, fighting through adversity (the awful Billy Clyde years) and who made it big, it’s Pat. He’s a credit to his family, the UK program and to himself. They don’t make many like Pat. We need to recruit a hundred more like him.



  18. DoubleZeroMostel
    4:24 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    He looks horrible in red



  19. Buzzard
    4:40 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Nice job Patrick! You make BBN proud. But I do agree that red is not your color.



  20. Buzzard
    4:43 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    # 13 Your right! I’ll take Chuck Hays and Patrick Patterson on my team anyday. Both men are winners!



  21. tyson
    4:52 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    LOVE IT! Keep it up, Black Kool-Aid!!!



  22. Phat Jones
    4:59 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Go get ’em Pat!



  23. Dark Helmet
    5:01 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Coach Cal in the Red Vest in the pic? That’s not his best fit. Perhaps he’s found a loophole and is now recruiting NBA players from the NBA.



  24. spookykim
    6:42 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I think we’ll see more & more stories like this of our Patrick making us proud. Love him & the Chuckster!



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