Former University of Kentucky star Patrick Patterson has agreed to a three-year, $16.4 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wojnarowski’s report was sourced, and The Oklahoman’s Tony Horne reported that he could also confirm the deal. Free-agent contracts can’t be signed until Thursday.
Patterson will join former Wildcats Enes Kanter and Dakari Johnson in the organization, along with stars Russell Westbrook and newly-acquired Paul George.
The Norman Transcript’s Fred Katz reported that Patterson’s starting salary will be $5.19 million and $5.45 million his second season. He’ll have a player option at $5.71 million for a third year.
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Patterson, who started his NBA career in 2010 with the Houston Rockets, has averaged 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in seven seasons. He has shot 36.8 percent from three-point range.
He averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds and shot 37.2 percent from long range this past season with the Toronto Raptors.