Patton was a piece of the deal that also sent Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia, mainly in exchange for Dario Saric and Robert Covington. Patton recently had his third-year team option declined and will become an unrestricted free agent next season.
Patton (foot) had his third-year option declined on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Patton was the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but has played just four minutes of NBA action. He broke his left foot during the summer he was drafted and then broke his left foot this past summer. Patton will become an unrestricted free agent during the upcoming free agency period.
Patton (foot) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday.
Prior to the surgery, the Timberwolves declared Patton out indefinitely. After the surgery, that hasn't changed. Considering he played just one NBA game as a rookie after breaking his other foot around this same time last year, a similar situation could be in store this time around.
Patton (foot) suffered a broken right foot this week, Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press reports.
Patton was the 16th overall pick for the Timberwolves last year. However, he played just four minutes of NBA basketball after suffering a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot, and he wasn't healthy until February. He experienced a setback after the season, requiring a second surgery on the same foot in mid-April. Now, while working back from that surgery, he's suffered a break in his other foot. The seriousness of the injury hasn't been disclosed, but Patton may require surgery, which could keep him out until February again in his second season.
Patton (foot) has yet to receive clearance for full-contact 5-on-5 scrimmages, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News Saint Paul reports.
Patton will likely be withheld from on-court workouts throughout training camp after requiring a second surgery on his left foot during the spring. The 2017 first-round pick played just one game with the NBA team as a rookie and could struggle to carve out a consistent bench role for the Timberwolves in 2018-19 with the expectation that he'll miss out on critical development time this fall.
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