Former Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson has found a new home in the NBA.
This afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Patterson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers worth $2.3 million.
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
The 30-year-old had played the past two years with the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he was never able to carve out a consistent role with the franchise. Patterson never averaged more than 15 minutes or four points per game in either season.
In nine NBA seasons, Patterson has averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in stints with the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Now, he will follow OKC teammate and NBA superstar Paul George to Los Angeles, where they are set to team up with Kawhi Leonard.
At Kentucky, Patterson was a two-time First-team All-SEC player in 2009 and 2010, and was named to the SEC All-Defensive team in 2010.
Patterson was drafted No. 14 overall to Houston in 2010.