October 18, 2021

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Path Blazers reportedly indication Patrick Patterson to instruction camp contract

Portland is likely to have an exciting teaching camp — and not just for the reason that all eyes will be on Damian Lillard (that story could be a minimal monotonous if you’re anticipating trade drama).

The Trail Blazers will head into camp later this month with 13 assured contracts and strategies to carry 14 gamers (they can have 15). Portland has established up a tiny competition, to start with offering a non-assured agreement to Dennis Smith Jr., then another schooling camp offer to Marquese Chriss to combat for that very last roster place. Now you can include Patrick Patterson to that mix, a story damaged by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Offensively, Patterson helps make some feeling for the Path Blazers. Past season he performed in 38 online games for the Clippers, only averaging 5.2 details per recreation but capturing 35.7% from three — he can area the flooring and make smart performs on that stop. The challenge is he is a minus defender at this point.

Portland reportedly also is contemplating bringing in Michael Beasley (who played Summertime League for the Path Blazers) and/or James Ennis to contend for that slot.

Norman Powell, Robert Covington, Larry Nance Jr., and Tony Snell will get the bulk of the minutes that would go to whoever receives that ultimate roster location (or places). This is an conclude-of-the-bench veteran position.

But it will be exciting to look at the fight for that location, a minimal Difficult Knocks Portland.