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Patrick Patterson | Center/Forward | #54

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 230
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / HOU
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Patrick Patterson said he would "love" to start for the Thunder this season.
He also acknowledged that if you asked Jerami Grant, he'd say the same thing, as those two will be competing for the starting four-spot at camp. Patterson does space the floor a bit better than Grant, but Grant's ability to rack up the defensive stats makes him a much more attractive target in fantasy hoops. This is a position battle we'll be watching closely. Sep 24 - 4:14 PM

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Patrick Patterson admitted he was disappointed by his performance during his first season in OKC.

Patterson was surprisingly durable, playing in a team-high 82 games, but averaged career lows in field goal percentage, points, rebounds, assists and minutes per game. "At the end of the day, it wasn't what I expected," Patterson said. "It wasn't what my teammates and coaching staff expected, or even the fans." When OKC initially signed Patterson, they viewed him as a starting PF. However, once they traded for Carmelo Anthony, P-Patt was bumped to the bench and was never able to find a comfort zone.
Source: Oklahoman
May 15 - 9:46 AM

Patrick Patterson posted 10 points in 21 minutes off the bench on Saturday against the Spurs.

Patterson hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-4 from the perimeter, while adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal while turning in a plus-15 rating. He could be in line for some extra minutes in the coming days if Steven Adams (ankle) is forced to miss any time. If Patterson is plugged into the starting five, he has some value as a low-end DFS option on Monday against the Kings.
Mar 10 - 11:46 PM

Patrick Patterson will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

Carmelo Anthony is back from his rest day, so Patterson might only see minutes in the teens tonight. He's not a great option in most leagues while Melo is active.
Mar 6 - 6:33 PM

Patrick Patterson finished with 12 points over 33 minutes in Saturday's 108-100 loss at Portland.

Patterson hit 5-of-8 from the field while he ended up 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line. He also added six rebounds and a blocked shot with just one turnover. It's likely a one-off, as he was plugged into the starting five with Carmelo Anthony getting a rest. Look for Patterson to return to the pine and low-end fantasy value for Tuesday's home game against Houston.
Mar 4 - 1:00 AM

Patrick Patterson is starting for Carmelo Anthony (rest) against the Blazers on Saturday.

The Thunder will go bigger against Al-Farouq Aminu to help keep their bench together. Jerami Grant should still be seeing a minutes increase while Alex Abrines could also get a few extra shots his way. This is a risky situation to pursue in most fantasy leagues, so leave them on the wire.
Mar 3 - 8:33 PM

Patrick Patterson went for 14 points over 35 minutes in Sunday's 110-92 win against the Grizzlies.

Patterson was seeing a bigger role with more offensive responsibilities with Carmelo Anthony (ankle) sidelined. The Thunder were also without Russell Wesbrook (ankle), so someone had to soak up the usage with Paul George. Even in a starting role Patterson has rather limited fantasy appeal in seasonal play, but he is worth a look as a low-cost DFS option Tuesday against the Cavaliers should 'Melo be sidelined again.
Feb 11 - 11:24 PM

Patrick Patterson started the second half in place of Carmelo Anthony (ankle) on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, scoring four points on 1-of-6 shots with four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 30 minutes.

Even if Melo misses Thursday's game vs. the Lakers, Patterson simply doesn't have any upside in OKC with Russell Westbrook and Paul George soaking up most of the usage. Leave Patterson on the wire.
Feb 7 - 2:14 AM

Billy Donovan said after Sunday's loss to the Lakers that he wants to try and find more minutes for Patrick Patterson.

Patterson finished Sunday's game with just three points, one assist and one triple over 12 minutes, but Donovan might be getting antsy after OKC's fourth consecutive loss. That said, Patterson would probably only be able to earn minutes in the 20s in an ideal scenario, which still isn't really enough time for him to make a difference in most leagues.
Feb 4 - 6:14 PM

Patrick Patterson (right wrist injury) is a game-time decision on Thursday.

Patterson will see how he feels during warmups before making a decision. He's averaging a modest 14.6 minutes per game this season, most of which should go to Jerami Grant if Patterson can't go.
Jan 25 - 6:28 PM

Patrick Patterson (wrist) is not a lock to play on Thursday vs. the Wizards.

He picked up the injury when he fell on his wrist on Tuesday, but he practiced on Wednesday and an MRI came back clean. He did go through the morning shootaround, but he still has some soreness and it sounds like he'll end up being a game-time call. He's averaging less than 15 minutes per game, but his potential absence could open up some minutes for Jerami Grant.
Jan 25 - 12:21 PM

An MRI revealed no structural damage to Patrick Patterson's wrist.

Patterson fell on his wrist during Tuesday's game, but played through it and was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, so he should be fine. That said, as long as Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Steven Adams are healthy, Patterson will remain irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Jan 24 - 5:57 PM

Patrick Patterson logged 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring eight points with two assists, one rebound and a pair of 3-pointers.

Patterson went 2-of-3 from the field overall, and 2-of-2 from the line, and this is representative of his current role in OKC. The Thunder rank 29th in bench scoring, ahead of only the Thunder, and Patterson belongs on the waiver wire while Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams are all healthy.
Jan 8 - 12:07 AM

Patrick Patterson scored 12 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He did play big down the stretch tonight and on Friday after Steven Adams (concussion) fouled out, as well. If Adams is going to miss more time, Patterson could see minutes in the 20s now that he's healthy -- he wasn't really 100 percent in the last stint Adams missed. He's worth a look in deeper leagues until Adams gets cleared.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:08:00 PM

Patrick Patterson finished with six points, a rebound and an assist in Friday's loss in San Antonio.

Patterson connected for 2-of-3 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from behind the arc, producing well in limited action when Carmelo Anthony and Paul George needed a spell. However, Patterson's fantasy upside is rather limited as long as Melo and PG-13 are healthy and available.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 12:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Dennis Schroder
3Raymond Felton
SG1Andre Roberson
2Terrance Ferguson
3Alex Abrines
4Hamidou Diallo
5Abdel Nader
SF1Paul George
2Timothe Luwawu
PF1Jerami Grant
2Patrick Patterson
C1Steven Adams
2Nerlens Noel