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Patrick Patterson | Center/Forward | #54

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 230
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / HOU
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Raptors GM Masai Ujiri acknowledged that Toronto needs help at the power forward position.
Ujiri noted that his team will need to get "creative" in order to fill the void, which could hint at a potential trade. Given that the GM said he'd be open to moving his picks, the Raptors could be in play for a draft day (or night) deal. In addition to the four, Ujiri said that Toronto needs to improve at small forward, as well. May 30 - 11:38 AM

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Patrick Patterson scored nine points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

He had some ups and downs, but didn't really have any explosions since the first two games of the postseason. Patterson is still just 27 and is one of the better stretch fours capable of defending both fellow stretch fours and in the low post. He's under contract for one more season and should have a similar role.
May 27 - 11:27 PM

Patrick Patterson bruised his left hand during Wednesday's Game 5 defeat, finishing with three points, two turnovers and zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 19 minutes.

X-rays confirmed that Patterson only suffered a contusion and he did return despite the score being totally out of reach for Toronto. He should be ready for his usual 30-minute role during a must-win Game 6 on Friday, making him a viable low-end DFS target.
May 25 - 11:26 PM

Patrick Patterson scored six points with one rebound, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

The Raptors bench continues to get thumped. Patterson will likely move back into the starting lineup or the Raptors could go with Norman Powell or even Terrence Ross as a starter. Patterson is still on the table as a DFS punt.
May 19 - 11:08 PM

Patrick Patterson went 7-of-7 from the line and 2-of-8 from the field during Sunday's win over the Heat, producing 11 points, 11 rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 37 minutes.

Patterson played some solid defense against Luol Deng, and this was easily one of his better games of the postseason so far. He will be getting a slightly better matchup against Kevin Love in the Eastern Conference Finals, but don't expect him to suddenly become a double-double guy on a nightly basis.
May 15 - 6:51 PM

Patrick Patterson logged 40 minutes in another start on Wednesday, finishing the Raptors' Game 5 victory with eight points on 3-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, one assist and one block.

Patterson functions as a perimeter decoy on most possessions and he's a poor per-minute fantasy option, but he's worth DFS owners' attention while playing huge minutes for the short-handed Raptors. He took more than 12 shots just once during the entire regular season, and will be leaned on more than usual if DeMarre Carroll's wrist injury prevents him from playing on Friday.
May 11 - 10:57 PM

Patrick Patterson played 41 minutes against the Heat on Monday, scoring seven points with four rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.

It was a really bad game on both ends for Patterson. Joe Johnson locked him up and took it to him on offense, especially late. For the DFS owners, Patterson basically put up 0.3 fantasy points per minute -- that's not good. He'll need to play better in Game 5, but DFS owners shouldn't rule him out.
May 9 - 11:08 PM

Patrick Patterson made a start against the Heat on Saturday, scoring nine points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The Raptors used Patterson at the five for 7.3 minutes in this win. If Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) is out, Bismack Biyombo likely won't be able to play more than 34 minutes. That means there should be some playing time available at the five for 2-Pat, especially with Patterson's center minutes yielding a 31.4 net rating today. Patterson has been disappointing, but his increased opportunity puts him back on the map for DFS.
May 7 - 8:13 PM

Patrick Patterson will start over Norman Powell on Saturday against the Heat.

It's not surprising at all after Powell played just 3.5 minutes after halftime in Game 2. Patterson has been lost since the first two games of the series, so he's still unlikely to get extended run. Perhaps this move helps Terrence Ross the most, but he's still a very risky DFS play.
May 7 - 4:35 PM

Patrick Patterson moved to the bench and played 18 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, scoring two points with three boards and one assist.

With the Raptors going small to match up with the Heat, Patterson may not have a significant role in this series. Despite averaging 26.7 minutes in round one of the playoffs, fantasy owners should shy away from Patterson until further notice.
May 4 - 12:09 AM

Patrick Patterson will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

The move makes sense because the Heat play a lot of small ball with Luol Deng at the four. Patterson should still be the first big off the bench, but his minutes will likely take a small hit in this series. Luis Scola may not play at all.
May 3 - 7:24 PM

Patrick Patterson scored five points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He almost had an identical role with slightly less output compared to Game 5. Patterson wasn't really on the floor when the Raptors were demolished in the second half, so it'll be interesting to see what coach Dwane Casey does. It's tough to trust him even as a punt for DFS.
Apr 29 - 10:45 PM

Patrick Patterson will start again on Friday against the Pacers.

Patterson was playing well before Game 5, but he was arguably the worst player in the rotation on Tuesday. This likely means the Raptors will use their smaller second unit again, which was fantastic to help pull off the comeback. Expect to see a decent amount of Norman Powell tonight, but he's not a great DFS option.
Apr 29 - 6:50 PM

Patrick Patterson started in Game 5 on Tuesday, but scored just seven points (3-of-10 FGs) with two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

He was averaging just 5.8 field goal attempts in the first four games of the series, so at least he was more involved on the offensive end tonight. While Patterson's stat line was disappointing, Luis Scola picked up a DNP-CD tonight and it looks like he will be the starting PF moving forward, although coach Dwane Casey wouldn't commit to it when asked after the game.
Apr 26 - 9:16 PM

Patrick Patterson will move into the starting five for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Pacers, sending Luis Scola to the bench.

The Raptors haven't been getting much of anything from Scola through the first four games of the series, so it looks like Dwane Casey would like to infuse some offense into the first unit with Patterson. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas will join Patterson in the starting five for tonight's game, and Patterson could be someone to consider as a punt in DFS given the increased opportunity.