Patterson exercised his $5.7 million player option for 2019-20 on May 11, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Patterson's performance has fallen off badly the past two seasons, which likely would have resulted in him facing a lukewarm market in free agency had he declined his player option. After back-to-back seasons of sub-40-percent shooting from the field coupled with declining rebound rates, Patterson could find himself outside of coach Billy Donovan's rotation in 2019-20.
Patterson (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the court during Tuesday's 131-120 loss to the Timberwolves. Patterson has appeared in just one of seven games since the All-Star break, finishing with two rebounds in five minutes during last Thursday's loss to the 76ers. The recent addition of Markieff Morris has pushed Patterson so far out of the regular rotation that he received playing time in only one of the three games that Paul George (shoulder) missed prior to Tuesday's return to the lineup.
Patterson compiled just five points (2-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds in 15 minutes during Thursday's 131-122 loss to the Pelicans. Patterson drew his second consecutive start in place of Jerami Grant (ankle) but once again struggled to produce while not benefiting from any sot of major bump in playing time. Even if Grant remains sidelined after the All-Star break, Patterson hasn't shown enough to warrant much attention in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Patterson will start at power forward in Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports. Patterson is starting in place of Jerami Grant (ankle). Though 56 games, Patterson is averaging just 14.7 minutes per outing, but he'll figure to see an uptick while in the starting lineup.
Patterson pitched in five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 15 minutes during Sunday's 134-129 loss to the Celtics. Patterson has reached double figures in scoring only five times through 52 appearances this season. He has fallen off the fantasy radar over the last two years, providing minimal production once again here in 2018-19 (career lows in assists and blocks per game) after setting career lows in scoring and rebounding in 2017-18.
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