Patton and the Thunder agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it's likely a shorter-term pact that could include partial guarantees. Patton was a first-round pick in 2017, but he's been limited by foot injuries for much of his NBA career. Patton has appeared in only four total games for the Timberwolves and 76ers, though he's logged time in 49 G League contests, putting up 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in 22.1 minutes per game.
Patton is expected to be waived by the 76ers to make room for the signing of Greg Monroe, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports. Patton only played 21 total minutes for the 76ers this season, and the team will opt to move on in favor of the more experienced Monroe. It's possible a team takes a chance on Patton down the stretch, but the 2017 first-rounder remains a developmental prospect, due in large part to injuries over the last two seasons.
Patton was recalled from the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League on Wednesday. Patton recently made his season debut for the 76ers, playing a total of 30 minutes across three games a couple weeks ago. He has spent the last week in the G League to get some extra run, but now, for as long as he is with Philly, his minutes will likely be limited off the bench.
The 76ers assigned Patton to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Wednesday. Patton saw his first action of the season with the 76ers during a four-game stretch from March 5 through 10, appearing in three of those contests for a total of 20 minutes. He was used almost entirely because of the 76ers' depth issues at center, but those have since been resolved with all of Joel Embiid, Boban Marjanovic, Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson healthy again after absences of varying lengths. Now a clear fifth on the 76ers' depth chart at center, Patton will head to the G League in search of the regular playing time he won't be afforded at the NBA level.
Patton will play in the G League on Saturday but be recalled in time for Sunday's NBA game against the Pacers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Patton is being sent down to get some more playing time, but he's expected to be available for Sunday's contest. He may only see run if Joel Embiid (knee) is out.
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