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Patrick Patterson gets buyout, plans to join Clippers

Patrick Patterson’s time in Oklahoma City is over.

Patterson and the Thunder agreed on a mutual parting of ways, a buyout allowing him out of the final season of his contract. He was set to make around $5.7 million this upcoming season, the third and final year of his deal — now he is a free agent.

Once news of Patterson’s departure broke out of OKC, Adrian Wojnarowski reported the former Kentucky Wildcat intends to sign with the Clippers to side with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in the Battle of Los Angeles. Patterson and George played the last two seasons together in Oklahoma City.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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12 Comments for Patrick Patterson gets buyout, plans to join Clippers



  1. UKinIN
    1:48 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

    Is it fair to call Patterson a NBA journeyman? He’s never been a star that I can recall.



    • ClutchCargo
      2:01 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      Nothing wrong with being a NBA journeyman. It just means you have found your niche in the league and are getting paid NBA money.



    • Bluehender
      2:16 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      Yes it is. Maybe he’s not a star, but he’s a millionaire..



    • BobbyBlue
      3:47 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah must be tough only being a journeyman and scheduled to make 5.7 million with OKC



    • BobbyBlue
      4:02 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      I would imagine the Pistons will increase the money in his new contract.



    • michaelb
      3:49 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      actually he’s held many starting roles when healthy. Definition of star may vary fan to fan , I consider a long term starter a star (just my personal view) he’s been a big part of the teams he’s been on it’s just that the exposure of most teams don’t reach other tv stations all the time



    • runningunnin.454
      6:27 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      The term journeyman does not imply stardom; it simply refers to a player that is reliable, and he has certainly been that…his record is one to be proud of.



  2. Walter White
    2:19 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

    He had a couple good seasons with Toronto where he showed a nice touch of shooting the 3



  3. Ridge Runner
    3:24 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

    I’m very proud of Pat and he is a player who knows his role.



    • BobbyBlue
      3:49 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

      Sure has made the most out of his talents
      One of my favorites if for no other reason than he stuck around, for the Cats.



  4. michaelb
    3:47 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

    Man P Patt has lived a charmed career and it continues to be so. That’s lucky & good news for him. He’s the type of player to have a long serviceable career . I feel like his best basketball & most achieving seasons are ahead . This should be good news to any ky or P Patt fan



  5. BlueSteel
    6:09 pm August 1, 2019 Permalink

    He has played in the league for nine years – I don’t care who you are that’s saying something, especially when the average NBA career is 4.5 years.