The Los Angeles Clippers had a tremendous offseason. They gained two star players that will help them become contenders. They signed former Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard and acquired forward Paul George through a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now, the Clippers are adding role players to fill their roster. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have signed veteran forward Patrick Patterson to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.
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
Earlier this month, Patterson and the Thunder agreed to a buyout. The agreement allowed Patterson to become an unrestricted free agent, and sign where he pleased. He then was set to join the Clippers. However, the signing did not become official until now. So, Patterson joins his former Thunder teammate (George) in Los Angeles.
Patterson played two seasons with the Thunder where he averaged nearly 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in two seasons. He signed with the Thunder after playing with the Toronto Raptors for four seasons. His role with the Thunder was limited compared to his role with the Raptors, but he managed to knock down shots. Last season he shot 37.4 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from deep. In the 2017-18 season, he shot 39.8 percent and 38.6 percent respectively.
Patterson is a veteran who can knock down shots. He is a player that the Clippers can use off their bench and a guy that can space the floor.
The Clippers are making minor moves as they fill out their roster. The addition of Patterson is a solid move that could pay off in the season. While his role will likely be limited, he can still make shots when they need it.
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