Patrick Patterson scores first big NBA deal with Toronto Raptors

| July 4, 2014 | 1 Comment


As NBA free agency continues, former Kentucky Wildcats power forward Patrick Patterson is getting his first big payday since joining the league in 2010.

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Patrick Patterson on a three-year, $18 million contract.

Patterson, 25, was acquired during the 2013-14 NBA season from the Sacramento Kings in a deal that sent Rudy Gay out of Canada. In 48 games with the team, he averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and shot 41.1% from three-point range.

Patterson made it clear he felt welcome in Toronto and wanted to re-sign with them.

“It was great here,” Patterson said at his end-of-season media availability in May. “Developed strong relationships with the staff, the organization, my teammates, embraced the city and the fans. Overall I had a great time. Out of all the stops I’ve been to, Houston and Sacramento, this is by far the best.”

CBS Sports had reported the Orlando Magic were “courting” Patterson. The Arizona Central reports that the Suns and Patterson had been in contact. It’s nice to see Patterson looks to have found his home in the NBA. 

Drafted 14th overall during the 2010 draft, Patterson has career averages 8.4 points and 4.6 rebounds.

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