Obviously, the Clippers are accumulating strength for their front court. Before Harrell became a free agent, Morris was was also a free agent, which made their front court strength vacant.
Patterson played 59 games in the regular season last season, playing 13.2 minutes, averaging 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. In the playoffs, he played only 2 games, with an average playing time of 5 minutes and an average of 4.5 points and 0.5 rebounds per game.
Patterson is a 10-year veteran, a space power forward and a solid backup player. He hit 39% of the 3-point goal in the Clippers last season.
Pattersons salary last season was $2.7 million, and the contract amount is not disclosed, but it is expected to be about the same as last season. The Clippers still want to put a veteran in the front court to cover their position 4.