Patrick Patterson Celebrity Life
Patrick Patterson is a basketball professional from America. He was born on March 14th, 1989 and currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers from the NBA.
Patrick Patterson featured under the University of Kentucky in college days. He picked Kentucky over Florida or Duke and it was a publicly known battle for his recruitment. Kentucky’s coach Tubby Smith was behind picking him.
In his freshman season of 2007–08 as an All-American, he had an average of 16.4 points, 0.8 steals, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. He made an average of 57% shots successfully off the field.
After Kentucky’s win against the Ole Miss Rebels, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2007–08 season due to a left ankle fracture from stress. He said that he hoped to stay with Kentucky instead of taking part in the NBA drafts.
In his sophomore year at Kentucky for the 2008–09 season, he teamed up with Jodie Meeks and was highly successful as a duo. Patterson made his career-best of 33 points in December 2008 versus the Tennessee State Tigers. For the sophomore season of 2008–09, he had an average points tally of 17.9, along with 2.1 blocks, .6 steals, and 9.3 rebounds. He had a 60% success shooting on the field.
Patterson decided to take part in the NBA draft in April 2009. However, he decided against this in May and returned to Kentucky in his third year.
Patterson was an important part of the team in the junior season too. However, due to the additional players on the team, he did not have to take up responsibility for rebounding and scoring. He also showed improvement in the outside shot with 35% success from the 3-pointer region throughout the season.
In that season, he guided the team to success in the SEC Tournament as well as a #1 seeding under the NCAA Tournament. He announced for the NBA drafts in 2010 and by then, he had completed his degree.
Professional Career Highlights
Houston Rockets (2010–2013)
Patterson was picked as the 14th pick by the Houston Rockets in the NBA drafts of 2010. He was sent on assignment to play for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers from the Development League of NBA. He played 9 matches for the Vipers and had an average of 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds from 35 minutes per game.
He was recalled by the Rockets and two days later, he played his debut match for them on December 15th, 2010. He played his first start in the NBA in March 2011 and netted 2 points while also getting 5 rebounds. Rockets made use of the amnesty clause and waived Scola, thereby making Patterson the power forward in the 2012-13 season.
Sacramento Kings (2013)
Patterson was sold to the Sacramento Kings in February 2013 besides two other players in return for three players.
Toronto Raptors (2013–2017)
Kings sold Patterson along with 3 others to the Patterson in return for three players in December 2013. Patterson resigned for the Raptors in July 2014 and agreed to a 3-year deal reportedly worth $18 million.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2019)
Patterson signed for the Oklahoma City Thunder in July 2017. He was subject to the arthroscopic procedures for his left knee in August 2017. The Thunder and Patterson agreed on a buyout. This allowed him to become a free agent without any restrictions. There were widespread reports of Los Angeles Clippers trying to sign him.
Los Angeles Clippers (2019–present)
Patterson entered into a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in August 2019.
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