Veteran forward Patrick Patterson agreed to a training camp deal with the Trail Blazers on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Patterson is set to take part in Portland’s training camp later this month.
Free agent F Patrick Patterson has agreed to a training camp deal with the Trail Blazers, sources tell ESPN. Patterson — an 11-year veteran — played the last two seasons with the Clippers.
Yesterday, HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto revealed that Patterson was among several free agent forwards that the Blazers had expressed interest in. Patterson will now compete with Dennis Smith Jr. and Marquese Chriss for Portland’s final roster spots.
Last season, Patterson appeared in 38 regular season games (five starts). In those outings, he averaged 5.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Over his 11-year career, Patterson has connected on 36.9 percent of his three-point attempts.
If coach Chauncey Billups utilizes a similar scheme as the Clippers in his first year at the helm of the Blazers, Patterson’s experience could become a factor as competition heats up for a roster spot.