NBA: Thunder reach buyout with Patterson - report

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Aug 02 2019 09:38 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder and forward Patrick Patterson agreed to a buyout on Thursday, with Patterson intending to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Patterson first has to clear waivers before he signs with the Clippers.

The nine-year veteran will join a loaded frontcourt in Los Angeles, headlined by free agent additions Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Patterson, 30, spent the past two seasons with the Thunder as a bit player off the bench. For the 2018-19 season, he averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game.

He had much bigger bench roles in Houston, Sacramento and Toronto earlier in his career, averaging 23.6 minutes per game compared to 14.7 in Oklahoma City.

For his career, Patterson has averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game on 45 percent shooting.

--Field Level Media

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