The Oklahoma City Thunder and forward Patrick Patterson have agreed to a buyout on the final season of his contract, allowing him to become a free agent, the team announced Thursday.
Once his $5.7 million deal clear waivers this week, Patterson's intention is to sign with the LA Clippers, league sources told ESPN.
The Clippers, with two available roster spots, are constructing a frontcourt bench to support their two new forwards,Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Patterson, 30, was never able to find consistent traction in a role with the Thunder during his two seasons there. He averaged less than 15 minutes per game -- far different than the impactful previous three seasons with the Toronto Raptors.
In nine NBA seasons, Patterson has averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in stops with Houston, Sacramento, Toronto and Oklahoma City.
Sources: Patterson intends to sign with Clippers