HoopsHype Patrick Patterson rumors

January 30, 2014 Updates

Not game specific since Patrick Patterson didn’t play because of his busted beak but I need to get this in here somewhere and there wasn’t a lot to talk about concerning the game. An old friend reached out to tell me about this social media thing Patterson is doing (He’s @pdpatt on the tweeter and instagram, whatever the hell that is) where fans can use the hashtag “patspicks” and tag their favorite anything – clothes, sneakers, accessories, stores, travel destinations, cars. Patterson will pick his favorite submission after the contest closes on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The winner will get a bag of swag worth over $500 with products from Coach, TOMS, Young and Reckless, and more. Toronto Star

January 29, 2014 Updates

But his biggest contribution to the win may have been some advice he gave to soon-to-be game hero Patrick Patterson. You can make the case that without Hayes telling Patterson to ditch a mask that was protecting a recently displaced nose and that was playing havoc with his depth perception and subsequently his ability to shoot the basketball, the win in Brooklyn might not have come to pass. According to Patterson, it was Hayes who finally convinced him to leave the mask on the bench midway through the second quarter. “‘Since you’re getting it fixed tomorrow, what’s the point in wearing the mask today,’” Patterson said, describing his conversation with Hayes. “‘You might be in pain, but hey it’ll be fixed the next day.’” was Hayes’ reasoning and Patterson bought it. “I just said ‘You know what. As bad as that sounds, you’re right.’” Toronto Sun

January 27, 2014 Updates

Though DeRozan didn't make the trip, Patrick Patterson did and is expected to play despite a broken nose. Fellow power forward Tyler Hansbrough remains questionable with a deep bone bruise in his ankle. Hansbrough will not play until he doesn't feel any pain, as he doesn't want to risk a long-term injury. Toronto Sun

January 26, 2014 Updates
January 13, 2014 Updates

“Smooth. Easy. Real comfortable, to say the least,” Patterson said of fitting in with the Raptors, despite being so new to the city that he is still living in a hotel. “I know the guys. I’m already comfortable with them, had previous relationships with them. Also when you have a great coaching staff, and a couple guys I’d been around previously on the staff [during his days with Houston], and [Dwane Casey] is a Kentucky guy, you can’t beat that.” National Post

January 5, 2014 Updates

What’s changed for Patterson, who had some big moments in Houston before becoming a King after being selected one pick after Toronto nabbed Ed Davis in 2010? “It’s just working on (his jumper),” Patterson said. “Shooters shoot the ball, if you miss, hey, you keep shooting, some stretches will be bad stretches, but you just keep working on it. Teammates and the coaching staff have faith in you, keep telling you to shoot the ball.” Toronto Sun

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December 9, 2013 Updates

The Sacramento Kings today acquired forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy along with center Aaron Gray from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Greivis Vasquez and forwards John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “We’re excited to welcome these additions to our team,” said D’Alessandro. “In Rudy we’ve acquired one of the league’s proven scorers while Aaron and Quincy provide size and depth in our frontcourt. We also appreciate the contributions and efforts that John, Chuck, Greivis and Patrick made to the Kings organization. We all wish them the very best moving forward.” NBA.com

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have acquired guard Greivis Vasquez (GRAY-vis VASS-kezs), guard-forward John Salmons (SAL-mons), and forwards Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy and centre Aaron Gray. “We thank Rudy, Aaron and Quincy for their time here. They were great professionals and strong community ambassadors of the Raptors,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “The trade gives us good flexibility and more certainty as we plan for our future.” Raptors.com

December 8, 2013 Updates

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to send small forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a seven-player deal, a person with knowledge of the trade confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. While the Kings are expected to receive Gay, center Aaron Gray, and small forward Quincy Acy, the Raptors made a major move to clear up their salary cap situation by landing small forward John Salmons, point guard Greivis Vasquez, power forward Patrick Patterson and power forward Chuck Hayes. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been finalized. USA Today Sports

The Raptors and Gay had become increasingly unhappy with each other, league sources said, and Gay's contract was an obstacle to the franchise's desire to begin the rebuilding process. Gay is making $17.8 million this year, and holds a player option for $19.3 million for the 2014-15 season. The forward will almost assuredly exercise the option and take that salary next season. Yahoo! Sports

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