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Report: Patrick Patterson to sign one-year deal with LA Clippers

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Veteran set to come back for another run at a title.

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Veteran forward Patrick Patterson appears to be ready to go for an NBA title with the LA Clippers once more, as he’s reportedly set to sign a one-year deal, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.

Patterson, 31, joined the Clippers ahead of the 2019-20 season, and the power forward played in 59 games, mostly off the bench, averaging 4.9 points per game and 2.6 rebounds in 13.2 minutes a night.

Patterson was mostly an insurance policy for the Clippers in his first season, and a player to provide some veteran knowhow, but perhaps under new head coach Tyronn Lue he’ll see an expanded role. Even if he doesn’t, he’s a player who can make a spot start, deal with physical opponents and otherwise chip in as needed.

This is the first free agency move connected to the Clippers, we’ll see what else is in store in the coming hours and days.