November 15, 2017, 9:41 am
Patrick Patterson admitted that he’s still getting his legs and lungs back after missing the entire preseason following offseason knee surgery.
His left knee is pain free almost three months removed from arthroscopic surgery and his body and mind are finally starting to align. Patterson has played in all 13 Thunder games, averaging 2.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 15.2 minutes. A career 36.6 percent 3-point shooter, he’s shooting just 29 percent from long range. He is coming off his best game with Oklahoma City, setting season highs with seven points and four rebounds in Sunday’s 112-99 win against the Mavericks. Patterson is not worth a roster spot at the moment as he needs to prove that he can stay on the court first. Once his minutes increase he could be a reliable source of threes and rebounds in deeper leagues.