The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on Lamar Patterson, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. The team and Patterson agreed to his release to allow Patterson to address a personal matter.
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Chris Vivlamore: Hawks announce the Lamar Patterson and Ryan Kelly signings.
The Hawks will sign Lamar Patterson to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday. The first deal with the guard/forward expired Tuesday. The second 10-day contract will expire Feb. 17 as the Hawks are in the All-Star break. Patterson will be eligible for four games, including tonight’s home contest against the Nuggets.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed guard/forward Lamar Patterson to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Patterson was with the Sacramento Kings in training camp this season and most recently played in 28 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 24.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 35.8 minutes. He ranked fourth in the D-League in scoring, 12th in assists and tied for 12th in steals.
Chris Vivlamore: Our man @Marc Stein reports Hawks interested in signing Lamar Patterson to 10-day. Told two other teams extremely interested as well.
Sean Cunningham: Lamar Patterson was released Wednesday, cleared waivers Friday. Then was resigned Friday. He practiced with Kings today. But… If Lamar Patterson is cut tomorrow by Sac, he’ll be allowed to be an affiliate player in Reno, should he choose to sign a D-League contract.
Eric Pincus: The Sacramento Kings have waived Lamar Patterson – originally was waived by Atlanta Hawks but claimed by Sacramento @BBallInsiders
The Sacramento Kings have claimed guard/forward Lamar Patterson off waivers, it was announced today by Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac.
Chris Vivlamore: Lamar Patterson was claimed by Sacramento Kings.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on Lamar Patterson, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks have waived Lamar Patterson.
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October 28, 2021 | 1:50 am EDT Update
Matt Brooks: James Harden: “As much as I want to get back to 30s and 40s points, I can’t do that. As much as I want to, as much as I would love to, I didn’t have any opportunities to play pickup. It was all rehab.”
Harden says this is unfamiliar territory for him coming back from a significant injury and having to be patient with his offense. “My career, I’ve been blessed,” Harden said. “Just not having surgeries or whatnot. So just this whole process last year was just like frustrating and draining. … It was draining for me to know that I couldn’t be myself and be out there on the floor and be the player that I am [at the end of last season]. “But I’m finally slowly getting back to it. It just takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But it’s gonna happen. But you got to just continue to keep fighting, and I will.”
“I had no opportunities to play pickup or nothing this summer,” Harden said. “Everything was rehab for three months, from a Grade 2 injury that happened three times in one season. So this is my fifth game of trying to just play with competition against somebody else. And as much as I want to rush the process and be back to hooping and killing, [have to] take your time.”
Westbrook spoke out on the testy sequence right before the buzzer sounded, via ClutchPoints’ Lakers reporter Michael Corvo: “It is what it is. I don’t think I should have gotten the first tech … If the last one was a tech, that’s cool. But, just how I play the game — I’m old school. When shit like that happens, I don’t let it slide. I’ll take it on the chin and move on.” “But in the game of basketball, there’s just certain things you don’t do,” continued the Lakers star. “Like in baseball, you don’t flip the bat. There’s certain things you just don’t do in sports. Game’s already over. And I didn’t like it, simple as that.”
StatMuse: Full Russell Westbrook experience tonight. 20 PTS 14 REB 13 AST 10 TOV 2 TECHS It’s his 6th quadruple-hobble of his career, the most by a player since the 3-point era (1980). Next closest player has half that (Harden with 3). pic.twitter.com/VvwXC9OYAF