Patterson was recalled from the D-League's Austin Spurs on Sunday. Patterson was assigned to the D-League back on Jan. 13, and registered 20 points, nine assists, and five rebounds during his one-game stint with Austin. The swingman will likely assume a lightly-used role in the Hawks' bench rotation.
Patterson was reassigned to the D-League on Wednesday, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. Patterson has made a number of trips to and from the D-League this season, and he'll continue to hold only an ancillary role with the Hawks in 2015-16.
Patterson was recalled from the D-League's Austin Spurs on Sunday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Patterson's latest D-League appearance lasted just one game, but he made the most of it, producing 19 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds in Saturday's game against Reno. Now that he's back with the Hawks, Patterson could struggle to earn consistent minutes in coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation now that Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore are both healthy.
Patterson was assigned to the D-League on Saturday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Patterson has bounced back and fourth from Austin to Atlanta and that won't likely change as the season continues. However, he's still averaging 14.5 minutes over 16 appearances for the Hawks this season while playing behind Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore, two players he won't likely be able to overpass for playing time.
Patterson scored 10 points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added six rebounds, three assists, and a steal over 23 minutes in Tuesday's 121-97 win over the Celtics. Patterson has received at least 20 minutes of court time in each of the Hawks' last three games, which indicates that he's being viewed as the top backup at small forward behind Thabo Sefolosha, who is filling in for the injured Kent Bazemore (ankle). So long as Bazemore remains sidelined by the injury, look for Patterson to stick in the rotation, but until he shows more regular double-digit production in the points column, those in deeper leagues probably don't need to keep an especially close eye on him.
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