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Thunder general manager likes Patrick Patterson’s quick decision making

By LARRY VAUGHT

What does Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti think about former Wildcat Patrick Patterson?

“Patrick plays quickly mentally. I mean, he is a quick decision-maker. The ball doesn’t stick with him. If you give him opportunities to keep the ball moving, possessions don’t die with him,” Presti said. “I’m excited for (coach) Billy (Donovan) because one of Billy’s strengths is being creative, improvising.

“I just think that there’s a lot of interchangeable pieces to the team that he can — he has to sort out. I don’t know how those guys specifically will — will, what roles they will play, other than I’m pretty confident he (Patterson) is going to play an increased role.”

Patterson has played in the NBA eight seasons with four teams. He’s played in 559 career games and averaged about 23 minutes per game. He has score 4,064 points and pulled off 2,426 rebounds. He also has 635 assists, 331 steals and 272 blocked shots.

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