Patton was waived by the Clippers on Tuesday, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports. The Clippers would rather have the open roster spot than hang onto Patton, who needs dedicated development time after playing just nine NBA games since being drafted 16th overall in 2017. It's possible he lands on a rebuilding squad, but fantasy managers don't need to hold their breath.
Patton has been traded from the Pistons to the Clippers, Duncan Smith of HoopsHabit reports. Patton is being included in the deal that brought Dzanan Musa and Rodney McGruder to Detroit, Luke Kennard to the Clippers and Bruce Brown to Brooklyn. Patton has played only nine NBA games since being drafted 16th overall in 2017, and it seems unlikely he'll be fantasy relevant anytime soon.
Patton underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured right pinky finger, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports. This is the first news of the injured pinky finger, as the center probably fractured it while appearing in the G League sometime this past season. Nevertheless, Patton will likely fully recover from the fracture and be ready to roll once the 2020-21 season comes around.
Patton signed a contract with the Pistons on Friday, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports. Since being drafted 16th overall in 2017, Patton has appeared in just nine NBA games, totaling 16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 49 minutes. He likely won't play a meaningful role with Detroit.
Patton delivered 14 points (4-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, seven blocks, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes during Friday's 115-109 win over the Westchester Knicks. Patton has two double-doubles in his first six games with Wisconsin, but this was by far his best performance of the season as he was just three blocks shy of posting a triple-double. He's never going to be a high-volume scorer, but he's been doing enough on both ends of the court to remain fantasy relevant.
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