The Portland Trail Blazers gave out their third training camp deal on Thursday, and it’s another name that Blazers fans should be familiar with.
11-year veteran Patrick Patterson and the Blazers agreed to terms on a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Patterson will get a chance in Portland after playing his previous two seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers. Other prior stops include Houston, Sacramento, Toronto, and Oklahoma City.
The Blazers have an impressive amount of name-recognition in their training camp invitees, as Patterson will join two former lottery picks in Marquese Chriss and Dennis Smith Jr.
The Blazers currently sit at 13 guaranteed contracts. The league minimum is to have 14 players on the roster, but most teams hold onto the limit of 15 players. It’ll be a formidable battle between the three players to see who can snatch the Blazers final one or two roster spots.
For his career, Patterson averaged 6.7 points per game and is a 37% shooter from behind the arc. Standing at 6-foot-8, he’s considered an undersized stretch-four and an adequate defender.