Justin Patton Celebrity Life
Justin Nicholas Patton is a basketball professional from America. He was born on June 14th, 1997 and features with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. In his college days, he featured with the Creighton Bluejays.
Patton did a redshirt for the 1st season in college for 2015. Their coach, Greg McDermott had a redshirt under consideration. Patton was a very young freshman and had to improve his game much more. He may have had to feature reduced playtime due to the presence of Geoff Groselle, their 7 ft main center player.
McDermott thought that Patton still had to become disciplined about the ways of sleep and a healthy diet in order to compete at the highest level.
In his college debut, he scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. He secured a season-best performance of 25 points versus St. John's in January 2017. He played 13 consecutive matches with double figures but finally broke the streak versus Xavier in February 2017.
In his freshman year, he was recognized as the Freshman of the Year from the Big East and he featured in the Second Team of the All-Big East. He announced for the NBA drafts of 2017 and let go of his college basketball eligibility.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–2018)
Patton was picked up by Chicago Bulls as the 16th selection of the NBA drafts in 2017. On the night of drafts, he was sold to the Minnesota Timberwolves beside Jimmy Butler in return for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, and rights for Lauri Markkanen. Patton signed for the Timberwolves in July 2017.
He was set to take part in the Summer League of NBA 2017 but sustained an injury between workout. He was subject to surgery on his left foot and was ruled out without timelines.
Patton played his first NBA game in April versus the Utah Jazz. He scored 2 points and 1 steal during this game. This was his only game for the Timberwolves. Patton was a part of the team throughout the season. In April 2018, he went through a surgery in his left foot for healing purpose.
The team said that he would spend time on the sidelines for an indefinite period. He spent his rookie year for the Iowa Wolves and made 38 starts while averaging 12.7 points along with 5.4 rebounds with 23.2 minutes average playtime. He went through a surgery in September 2018 on his right foot.
Philadelphia 76ers (2018–2019)
Patton was sent alongside Jimmy Butler to the 76ers in return for Jerryd Bayless, Dario Šarić, Robert Covington, and a future 2nd round selection. They waived him after featuring for 3 matches.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2019–2020)
Patton signed for the Oklahoma City Thunder in August 2019. During an assignment with the Oklahoma City Blue in January 2020, he netted 45 points, 9 assists, 6 blocks, and 13 rebounds versus the South Bay Lakers. The points tally was high in the G-League.
Patton was sold to the Mavericks in return for cash plus Isaiah Roby. The Mavericks waived him after they acquired Willie Cauley-Stein.
Patton is 7 ft tall and weighs 230 pounds. He was selected by the Creighton as a central player in defense. His rim-running is highly reputed and he is an expert finisher. He has shown difficulty with rebound positioning. Sometimes, he appears late in challenging shots for the basket. Besides, his swipes at the ball often lead to fouls.
High School Career
Patton went to the Omaha North School at Omaha in Nebraska. He was a part of the Crusaders from Omaha Sports Academy during the AAU circuit.
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