It looks like Paul George won’t be the only player taking his talents from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a buyout with the Thunder. Once he clears waivers, Woj is reporting that Patterson will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers had arguably the biggest offseason in franchise history, signing Kawhi Leonard in free agency and landing George in a trade with the Thunder. In joining the Clippers, Patterson will fill one of two remaining roster spots.
Patterson has averaged 6.9 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game in his NBA career.
Once his $5.7 million salary clears waivers, Patterson’s intention is to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN https://t.co/0uIDF7EYJx
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 1, 2019
Patrick Patterson played for Kentucky from 2007 to 2010, earning First-Team All-SEC honors twice. He parlayed his success with the Wildcats into the No. 14 overall selection by the Houston Rockets in the 2011 NBA Draft.
But despite being a solid depth player, starts have been hard to come by for Patterson in his nine NBA season.
He was traded from the Rockets to the Kings in 2013, and was traded again to the Raptors later that year.
Patterson signed for Oklahoma City in 2017, but has seen his minutes per game decline.
Could a move to Los Angeles be what Patterson needs for a career revival?