Patrick Patterson has found a new home.
Free agent forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a three-year, $16.4M deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2017
This comes after Patterson spent the past three season with the Toronto Raptors on a three-year, $18 million deal, so he’s making about the same amount of money with his new deal. He averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds this past season in 24.6 minutes per game.
Patterson will team up with fellow former Wildcat big man Enes Kanter, who is under contract through the 2018-19 season. That means Patterson and Kanter will be teammates for at least the next two season barring a trade.
Another former Cat could be joining them if Dakari Johnson can finally crack the final roster. Johnson has spent the last two seasons with the Thunder’s G-League team, the Oklahoma City Blue. But Johnson has made a strong push for a spot on the final roster, which it looks like he’s in good position to get this year.