HoopsHype Patrick Patterson rumors

February 21, 2013 Updates
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The Houston Rockets traded one Kansas power forward and traded for another in a separate move. The Sacramento Kings sent rookie Thomas Robinson, guard Francisco Garcia, and forward Tyler Honeycutt to the Rockets in exchange for forward Patrick Patterson, guard Toney Douglas, center Cole Aldrich and $1 million on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been made public. USA Today Sports

December 28, 2012 Updates

Forward Patrick Patterson has stepped up his rehabilitation workouts with hopes of playing Saturday against the Thunder or Monday against the Hawks. He is considered out for at least the rest of the week and with no practice scheduled, is not likely to return from his bruised right foot until next month, but his rehab sessions have gone well enough for Patterson to hope to be cleared early. Either way, Patterson had been concerned he would be out much longer if he needed surgery. “Talking to the doctors, they all had different opinions,” Patterson said. “The specialist had a different opinion and they all got together and came to a decision that no surgery would be needed. That was a blessing. The last thing I wanted was another surgery. For me to come back earlier than anticipated would be great. Houston Chronicle

December 26, 2012 Updates

The Rockets will send forward Terrence Jones back to their NBA Development League affiliate this week. In his previous two games with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Jones averaged 22.5 points and 17.5 rebounds. With Jones assigned to the D-League and Royce White not with the team, Patrick Patterson returned to the active list, but he did not dress. Patterson stepped up his on-court rehab on Tuesday but is expected to be out with a bruised right foot for all three games this week. Houston Chronicle

December 25, 2012 Updates
December 3, 2012 Updates

Patrick Patterson has become so much more confident in his shot, he has joked about getting a spot in the All-Star Weekend’s 3-point contest. He quickly added that despite the increase, he does not take or make enough 3s to be included in that group. More than a result of his own increased confidence, however, he said he is looking for his shot more often because teammates now expect that of him. “My teammates are looking for me,” Patterson said. “If I’m knocking them down, I’m going to keep shooting them. My teammates having that confidence, passing to me when I’m on the perimeter, makes me want to shoot it more.” He got the message, even before Harden sang “Shoot it” in the locker room. Houston Chronicle

November 28, 2012 Updates

Patrick Patterson did not remember flopping against the Knicks’ Tyson Chandler, but when friends called to say the NBA had issued a warning, Patterson saw the video and had no argument. Another violation would draw a $5,000 fine. “I had no remembrance of that play,” Patterson said. “I went back and watched it. It looked like it clearly was a flop. I got a warning. I definitely don’t want to get a fine. I did it. Obviously, clear proof of it with video evidence. I’ll focus on (drawing) a real charge next time.” Houston Chronicle

November 27, 2012 Updates

The NBA officially warned Rockets forward Patrick Patterson for violating its anti-flopping policy on Monday. Patterson’s flop occurred during the third quarter of a Friday win over the Knicks at the Toyota Center. Knicks center Tyson Chandler attempted a runner in the paint, and Patterson attempted to take a charge by simulating contact, even though Chandler did not make significant contact with his body during the play. Patterson fell quickly to the ground to exaggerate the non-existent impact, but no foul was called on the play. This type of flop was specifically called out in the NBA’s official video introducing its flopping policy. In the video, Clippers guard Chris Paul was called out for trying to sell a charge. SI.com

October 30, 2012 Updates
October 29, 2012 Updates

In the NBA, the offseason is very often a time of change. Most teams keep their core together, making tweaks here and there. Some teams make huge, roster-shattering trades. Few teams, however, make the sweeping changes that we’ve seen from the Houston Rockets heading into the 2012-13 NBA season. One of the few returning Rockets is forward Patrick Patterson, and he tells HOOPSWORLD that getting names and faces down has been a challenge from the start of training camp. “Early on, that’s basically the toughest part, who and what you’re supposed to do,” Patterson said. “This team has so many new faces, everyone is pretty much hungry and they’re determined to try and get as much playing time as possible, so it seems like a battle almost every single day. We got some great talents on this team, we got some great youth on this team and we can utilize that while on the court. So as far as names go, we pretty much knew everybody within a week, so that part was handled. But as far as on the court and working out, trying to utilize our strengths, personal development and player development, we work on that every single day and so far it’s good.” HoopsWorld

Normally, even the teams that make major changes have one or two veterans to lean on as the new identity starts to set in. The Rockets don’t have that advantage. Kevin Martin was expected to wear the label, but he’s now playing alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook a little further north. “We don’t just have one person, we have to come together as a team,” says Patterson. “We lost all that, pretty much, veteran experience. We do have … Omer (Asik), same with Shaun Livingston … and Tony [Douglas]. We have players who have been in the league for a while but for all of us to be successful, we all got to come out as leaders, myself included, and just help out these young guys as quick as possible and build that team chemistry as quick as possible and just buy into what the coaches are saying.” HoopsWorld

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