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April 3, 2021 10:08 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: To be waived
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton will be waived by the Rockets, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.

With Christian Wood healthy and Kelly Olynyk also in the fold, the Rockets apparently feel that it's not worth it to keep Patton around. He appeared in 13 games and averaged 5.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 19.0 minutes. After being drafted 16th overall in 2017, Patton has struggled to get his career off the launchpad. He's only played 22 total games across four different franchises. It wouldn't be surprising to see him end up on another rebuilding squad this season, but fantasy managers shouldn't have expectations of him being a consistent part of a rotation.

March 29, 2021 11:40 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Exits rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton (coach's decision) went unused Monday in the Rockets' 120-110 loss to the Grizzlies.

Even with Christian Wood (illness) missing his second game in a row, Patton was unable to find a spot in head coach Stephen Silas' rotation. Recent trade acquisitions Kelly Olynyk (34 minutes) and D.J. Wilson (12 minutes) have both quickly moved ahead of Patton in the pecking order at center, leaving the 23-year-old no better than the fourth man on the depth chart when the team is at full strength.

March 18, 2021 10:24 AM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Moving to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton will shift to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

After starting six of the last seven games, Patton will make what's likely a permanent move to the bench as Christian Wood (ankle) returns from a long-term injury absence. The former first-round pick showed a few flashes of his rebounding and shot-blocking potential, but he's unlikely to be of much use in fantasy as long as Wood can stay healthy.

March 17, 2021 01:00 AM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Uninspiring in loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton finished with just two points (1-4 FG, 0-4 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 119-107 loss to Atlanta.

Patton's minutes took a hit in the loss and with Christian Wood (ankle) a chance to return on Wednesday, his time as a fantasy consideration could be coming to an end. Of course, there is a chance the Rockets take a cautious approach with Wood which could allow Patton to see the floor enough to at least be viewed as a streamer on certain nights.

March 15, 2021 10:32 AM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Blocks three in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton delivered seven points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 23 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Celtics.

The 23-year-old has been playing heavy minutes lately as the only healthy big man on the roster. He's been providing consistent numbers over the past six games, averaging 7.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.7 blocks while playing 27.6 minutes per game in that span. Until Christian Wood (ankle) returns to the lineup, feel free to stream Patton if you need blocks, rebounds and steals along with low-end points.

March 14, 2021 10:56 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Blocks three shots in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton had seven points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds and three blocks in Sunday's loss to Boston.

Making a third straight start, Patton couldn't find his touch offensively, but he continues to supply solid defensive numbers in the absence of Christian Wood (ankle). Once Wood returns, Patton should sink back into a lesser role, but for now he's a potential streamer for his steals and blocks potential alone.

March 13, 2021 12:12 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Quality defensive line in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton finished with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist across 29 minutes Friday in the Rockets' 114-99 loss to the Jazz.

With Christian Wood (ankle) still on the mend and P.J. Tucker having left the team, Patton stepped in for his second straight start at center. The 23-year-old has shown an ability to cobble together defensive stats when given extended run, but he'll likely fall below 20 minutes most nights once Wood is back in the fold. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Rockets head coach Stephen Silas is optimistic Wood could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday against the Hawks, so Patton may only be in store for one more start (Sunday versus the Celtics).

March 11, 2021 11:40 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Back in starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton will start Thursday's game against Sacramento, Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Patton will receive his third start across the last four games as the Rockets deal with some depth issues up front. In his two previous starts, Patton averaged 8.0 points on 46.2 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals across 28.9 minutes per game. With P.J. Tucker's status very much up in the air going forward, Patton could hold down the starting center spot until Christian Wood (ankle) returns.

March 3, 2021 07:08 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Shifts to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton will come off the bench Wednesday against the Nets, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

The 23-year-old started the past two games at center for the Rockets, but coach Stephen Silas will start small Wednesday with Jae'Sean Tate and P.J. Tucker in the frontcourt. Patton should still be plenty involved since the Rockets have only eight available players.

March 1, 2021 04:56 AM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Blocks two shots in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton had 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes during Sunday's 134-85 loss to the Grizzlies.

Patton shifted into the starting lineup, presumably as a means of matching up with the size of the Grizzlies. All-in-all, we would have to say that it didn't work given the team was defeated by almost 50 points. Despite being the only active center on the roster, his role is far too unstable to warrant a roster spot in 12-team leagues.

February 28, 2021 07:36 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Set to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton will be in the starting five for Sunday's game against Memphis, Cayleigh Griffin of ATT SportsNet reports.

The journeyman signed a two-way deal with the Rockets just over a week ago, and this will be his first start in a Houston uniform. In three appearances off the bench thus far, Patton has totaled 15 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in 43 minutes. He could be set for a slight increase in minutes Sunday, though Patton remains a fairly risky DFS play, even at his low salary.

February 23, 2021 12:12 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Logs 21 minutes off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton registered four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3PT), six rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes off the bench in Monday's 120-100 loss to the Bulls.

After recently joining Houston on a two-way deal, Patton was immediately thrust into the rotation for a Rockets squad short on center depth. Though his minutes were elevated due to the blowout, Patton churned out an intriguing final line, with his blocks production standing out in particular. The Rockets could soon get DeMarcus Cousins (heel) back from injury, but he's still expected to be on his way out of Houston. Meanwhile, Christian Wood (ankle) appears unlikely to return before the All-Star break, so Patton should have a chance to continue seeing double-digit minutes as a backup center in the short term.

February 22, 2021 01:52 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Could be in line for minutes Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton may be in line for minutes at center Monday night against the Bulls, as the Rockets will be without both DeMarcus Cousins (heel) and Christian Wood (ankle).

Patton joined the Rockets on a two-way deal over the weekend, and there's a good chance he'll be thrust into action right away Monday night. The general expectation is that P.J. Tucker (quad) will start as the small-ball center, with Patton available off the bench if coach Stephen Silas wants to go with a more traditional big man at the five. A first-round pick out of Creighton in 2017, Patton's career has been derailed by a series of injuries, which have limited him to just nine career NBA appearances.

February 19, 2021 06:28 PM
Rockets' Justin Patton: Joins Rockets on two-way pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton signed a two-way deal with Houston on Friday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 23-year-old was playing in the G League bubble with the Westchester Knicks, but he should now shift over to the Rockets' affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Patton exclusively played in the G League in 2020 and averaged 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists. According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston, the Rockets recalled Patton from the G League when announcing the signing Friday.

February 17, 2021 01:28 PM
Justin Patton: Back in action Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton (ankle) posted eight points (3-8 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and an assist across 14 minutes in Monday's 135-117 loss to G League Rio Grande.

Patton missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but he returned to action in his typical role. The 23-year-old garnered more playing time with G League Wisconsin last season, when he averaged 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

February 12, 2021 04:32 PM
Justin Patton: Sits out with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton (ankle) didn't suit up in Thursday's win over G League Greensboro, freelance basketball journalist Adam Zagoria reports.

Patton logged 15 minutes in the G League opener, producing six points and four rebounds. However, he's sidelined with an ankle injury, and it's uncertain when he'll return to the lineup.

January 11, 2021 07:08 PM
Justin Patton: Drafted by Westchester
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton was selected by the Westchester Knicks with the No. 9 overall pick in Monday's G League Draft.

Patton appeared in five contests for the Thunder during the 2019 campaign, averaging 1.8 points and one rebound in 4.8 minutes. The Creighton product figures to spend the majority of his 2020 campaign in the G League.

December 17, 2020 04:28 PM
Justin Patton: Released by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bucks released Patton on Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Milwaukee brought Patton in to round out its 20-man roster for training camp, but the 23-year-old center was never seen as a serious candidate to remain with the Bucks for the regular season. The Bucks could look to reserve a spot for him with their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd.

November 24, 2020 10:16 PM
Justin Patton: Let go by Clips
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patton was waived by the Clippers on Tuesday, Tomer Azarly of 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.

November 20, 2020 07:52 PM
Clippers' Justin Patton: Traded to Clippers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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