Oklahoma City and forward Patrick Patterson have agreed to a buyout on the final season of his contract, allowing him to become a free agent, league sources tell ESPN.
Once his $5.7 million deal clear waivers this week, Patterson’s intention is to sign with the LA Clippers, league sources tell ESPN.
The Clippers, with two available roster spots, are constructing a frontcourt bench to support its two new forwards – Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Patterson, 30, was never able to find consistent traction in a role with the Thunder in his two seasons there. He averaged less than 10 minutes a game – far different than the impactful the previous three seasons with the Toronto Raptors. In nine NBA seasons, Patterson has averaged nearly seven points and four rebounds. He’s had stops with the Rockets, Kings, Raptors and Thunder.