As has been noted here and everywhere, Patrick Patterson has had arguably the hottest stock of any player in this year’s draft of late. Here see him talk to something called Jim Barnett and his moustache after his recent workout with the Golden State warriors, who some mock drafts have taking the big guy with their sixth overall pick.
One person who apparently hasn’t gotten on the Patterson gravy train is ESPN’s Chad Ford, who failed to move him up even a spot in his latest mock draft. TWWL’s draft guru still projects him to go #22 to the Blazers, which is well out of the lottery and would make him the last Wildcat taken. Honestly, it’s like Ford’s not even trying. Here’s his latest take on Patterson’s stock:
Analysis: Patterson would be a steal for the Blazers if he slips this low. While Patterson does little to wow you, he’s the type of unselfish, productive big man who would fit in well with the team that Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard has put together.
He measured well in Chicago and was apparently one of the best interviewees there, so he could find himself moving back up into the late lottery. But I’m still struggling to find him a home.
Please, take the opportunity below to make fun of Chad Ford’s ill-informed hairline. Or those limey punks from across the pond. Or just leave and go find something better to do with your Friday night. I won’t be mad. I promise.