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.
Patton made his season debut Tuesday against Orlando, playing nine minutes off the bench in Philadelphia's 114-106 victory.
It was only the second career NBA appearance for Patton, who missed nearly all of his rookie season following foot surgery. He underwent another procedure on the same foot back in September and was then dealt to Philadelphia as part of the Jimmy Butler deal. Finally fully healthy, Patton saw time off the bench Tuesday with the Sixers' center depth decimated by injuries to Joel Embiid, Jonah Bolden and Boban Marjanovic. Given the long layoff, Patton acquitted himself well -- four rebounds, three assists, 0-3 FG -- but he's unlikely to remain in the regular rotation down the stretch.
Patton could make his season debut Tuesday night against the Magic, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Patton hasn't seen any playing this year with the Sixers, but with Jonah Bolden (illness), Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee) all out, Patton is in line to see some action behind Amir Johnson. Patton appeared in just one game a season ago and logged four minutes.
Head coach Brett Brown said he does not expect Patton to be in the team's rotation Thursday against the Thunder, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Patton was recalled from the G League and appears to be healthy after a long recovery from foot surgery. However, despite the absence of both Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee), Brown doesn't look to be ready to throw the young big man into the rotation right away. Both Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson are expected to handle the minutes load at center for the time being.
Patton has been recalled from the G League, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Patton may enter the Sixers' rotation, as Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee) are both sidelined. Patton hasn't played in an NBA game since April 1 of last season, which is his only NBA appearance. Still, it seems likely that coach Brett Brown will turn to Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson first before deploying Patton.
Patton (foot) scored 20 points (10-13 FG, 1-1 FT) to go along with four rebounds, four blocks and three assists in the 140-129 win Wednesday over Fort Wayne.
It's obvious the 76ers are taking it slowly with their big man, who just returned to the court following surgery to repair a fractured right foot. Patton didn't appear to show any signs of discomfort during his 25 minutes of action Wednesday, and was a force down low in the post for most of the contest. Look for the big man to remain with the Blue Coats until such a time where the 76ers deem him "rust free" following an extended absence.
Patton (foot) played 12 minutes Tuesday in the G League Delaware Blue Coats' 119-108 loss to the Austin Spurs, contributing eight points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Sidelined since mid-September following surgery to repair a fractured right foot, Patton was cleared to resume practicing in the G League about a month ago and finally received the green light Wednesday to appear in a game for the first time in 2018-19. The low minutes total suggests that Patton still has a ways to go to regain full conditioning, making it likely that he'll stick around in the G League through the All-Star break. Since he's not a two-way player, he should join the 76ers once the organization is satisfied with his health, but the second-year center won't be a rotation player for the playoff-bound club.
Patton (foot) has been assigned to the G League and will do limited and controlled contact in practice, freelance NBA reporter Jessica Camerato reports
This is the first word of Patton being able to return to practice in some capacity. The sophomore has been sidelined since mid-September due to a broken foot. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to the court, but it's unlikely he'll hold a significant role with the Sixers.
Patton (foot) may return to practice in February, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Patton broke his right foot over the summer and hasn't done any on-court work since then. It appears he's progressing well. That said, he's unlikely to have a significant role with the Sixers this season.
Patton (foot) was traded to the 76ers on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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 is considered out indefinitely after suffering a broken right foot.
The injury was reported over the weekend and this confirms that Patton will likely be looking at an extended absence. He's expected to undergo surgery in the near future and a more concrete timetable for his return could potentially be released following it. Either way, it's an extremely tough blow for the second-year big man who missed all but one game as a rookie with a broken left foot.
Patton (foot) suffered a broken right foot and will undergo surgery early next 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. Considering he'll need surgery again, he could be sidelined until the calendar turns to 2019.
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.
Patton (foot), according to coach Tom Thibodeau, will be out all summer while recovering from foot surgery and is likely to miss "most of the fall", Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
As expected, Patton may not be healthy for training camp after undergoing surgery on his left foot -- the same foot he broke during a workout in early July of his rookie year. That surgery and the recovery that came with it forced him to spend the majority of the season in the G-League, and he only ended up appearing in one game at the NBA level, playing four minutes. Now, his development will be delayed once more. At the moment, it's tough to gauge if he'll play meaningful minutes for the Wolves next season, especially with Taj Gibson and Gorgui Dieng still in the fold to see reserve run behind starter Karl-Anthony Towns (35.6 minutes per game).
Patton underwent surgery on his left foot in New York on Wednesday and has been ruled out indefinitely, Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Patton, the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, was never expected to contribute much for the Timberwolves as a rookie, especially after his start to the season was delayed while he recovered from the broken metatarsal in his left foot he suffered over the summer. The injury ultimately prevented Patton from playing in games until December, and it wasn't until April that he was promoted from the G League's Iowa Wolves to make his NBA debut. Patton said in February that he felt 100 percent healthy, but it appears the foot issue recently resurfaced in practice, amounting to another devastating setback to the big man's development. Considering Patton needed about five months to heal from his previous surgery, he's likely looking at a similar timetable this time around, putting his availability for training camp at risk.
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