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Patterson in his college years with Kentucky.
|No. 54 – Los Angeles Clippers|
|Born||March 14, 1989 |
|Listed height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight:||235 lbs (107 kg)|
|Professional basketball career|
(Huntington, West Virginia)
|NBA Draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Playing career||2010–present (11 years)|
|2010||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2017–2019||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2019–present||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
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)
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. In the 2020 NBA Playoffs he and the Clippers made it to the 2020 NBA Western Conference Semifinals and were defeated by the Denver Nuggets in a 7 game series. They previously defeated the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games in the first round.
*Bold indicates career best.
*Italics indicates league best.
|2010–11 NBA season||Houston Rockets||52||6||16.7||.558%|