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Patrick Patterson Bought Out by Thunder and Reportedly Plans on Signing With Clippers

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 22: Patrick Patterson #54 of the Oklahoma City Thunder forces Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors to pass the ball during the second half of a NBA  game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on November 22, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
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Veteran forward Patrick Patterson was bought out by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, making him a free agent, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Patterson plans on joining the Los Angeles Clippers, alongside newly-acquired superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

In 11 years of NBA service, Patterson has averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. While he's not a game-breaking player, Patterson has a proven ability to space the floor and play big in a small lineup.

He had some effective years in Houston, but played limited minutes in Oklahoma City. While his role on the Clippers likely won't be significant, Patterson's versatility will help round out a roster that's shaping up to be one of the league's best.

The Clippers boast one of the scariest benches, which will now only improve with the signing of Patterson. Lou Williams is coming off another Sixth Man of the Year award and Montrezl Harrell is growing into one of the premier pick and roll big men in the league.

The Clippers will be a force to be reckoned with, and the addition of Patterson will make them all the more formidable.