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Patrick Patterson
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Patterson in his college years with Kentucky.
No. 54 – Los Angeles Clippers
Born March 14, 1989 (1989-03-14) (age 31)
Washington, D.C.
United States
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight: 235 lbs (107 kg)
Professional basketball career
Position Power Forward
League NBA
Career information
High school Huntington
(Huntington, West Virginia)
College Kentucky (2007–2010)
NBA Draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 2010–present (10 years)
Team history
20102013 Houston Rockets
2010 →Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2013 Sacramento Kings
20132017 Toronto Raptors
20172019 Oklahoma City Thunder
2019–present Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2009, 2010)
  • SEC Rookie of the Year – Coaches (2008)
  • SEC All-Defensive team (2010)
  • Second-team Parade All-American (2007)
  • McDonald's All-American (2007)
  • Bill Evans Award (2006)

Patrick Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He previously played for the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

High School career

Patterson played high school basketball for Huntington High School and helped them win three straight state championships with help from current NBA shooting guard O.J. Mayo in the last season. He was also named a McDonald's All-American because of his great achievements in basketball.

College career

Patrick Patterson chose to play college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats over several colleges including Duke, Kentucky, Virginia, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. He played three seasons of college basketball and had a highly successful freshman year before an ankle injury that forced him to sit out for the remainder of the season. In his sophomore season, Patterson changed his mind about entering the 2009 NBA Draft and planned to stay in college for another year. He scored a career-high 33 points against Tennessee State during this season although he failed to average over twenty points per game at the end of the year. After skilled basketball players such as John Wall started playing for the Wildcats during Patterson's junior season, he failed to provide the same production as he used to, although he was named to the All-SEC First Team for the second straight season. The new Kentucky team won the southeastern conference and became a #1 seed for the NCAA Tournament, falling to #2 seed West Virginia in the regional finals.

Professional career

Houston Rockets (2010–2013)

Patrick played for the Houston Rockets after being selected as a first-round draft pick. He was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League, managing to average a double-double after playing nine games and averaging 18.3 minutes. Patterson played his first NBA game on December 15, 2010. In his last season with the Rockets, after former starting power forward Luis Scola was sent to the Phoenix Suns, Patterson finished his first season averaging over 10.0 points per game while also breaking his own career records for games started and minutes played.

Sacramento Kings (2013)

Along with Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich, Patrick was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia, and Tyler Honeycutt. He started in only nine of the Kings' games for the two seasons he played for the team and played in just 25% of his team's games from 2012-2014.

Toronto Raptors (2013–2017)

On December 9, 2013, Patrick Patterson was traded to the Toronto Raptors with Greivis Vasquez, Chuck Hayes, and John Salmons, in exchange for Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray, and Quincy Acy.

Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2019)

On July 10, 2017, Patterson signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. On August 10, 2017, he underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. On August 1, 2019, Patterson and the Thunder agreed to a buyout, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. It was soon later reported of Patterson's intentions to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers (2019–present)

On August 16, 2019, Patterson signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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