After piecing together one of the more productive offseasons in the NBA, The Los Angeles Clippers continue to add to their much-improved roster. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Patterson and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a contract buyout just over two weeks ago.
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
Patterson will now join a contending Clippers team after two down years with the Thunder. The former Toronto Raptor didn’t hold down much of a role in OKC and his numbers went down across the board as a result.
However, Patterson could prove to add some value to a Clippers bench that’s already one of the best units in the league. Lead by Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the Clippers scored more bench points than any other team in the NBA last season.
If Patterson carves out a niche as a reserve big man option for LA next season, they could be the deepest team in the entire NBA. Regardless, they already feature a frontcourt rotation of Harrell along with JaMychal Green, Wilson Chandler and Ivica Zubac, helping add to their allure as legit title contenders next season.