Veteran forward Patrick Patterson is headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a three-year, $16.4M deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2017
Patterson will be a great addition to an already improved Oklahoma City Thunder team. Patterson will be alongside Paul George and Steven Adams in what will make for a very formidable front-court. Patterson’s ability to stretch the floor will be a great asset to the Thunder offensively. It will allow Russell Westbrook more space to break down the defense and make plays. Patterson is also made a little bit of history with his signing.
Patterson is Sam Presti’s biggest open market free agent signing. Previous was Nenad Krstic at $15.8 million for 3 years.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) July 5, 2017
It is amazing that Sam Presti has been able to make franchises contenders without ever spending enormous amounts of money in free agency. Presti is clearly determined to keep the Thunder competitive after losing Kevin Durant in free agency last year. Expect the Thunder to continue to make some noise in the off-season, even when the new season begins as well.