It appears that Lamar Patterson has found a new NBA home.
Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Patterson, who was waived by the Atlanta Hawks earlier this week, has been claimed off waivers by the Sacramento Kings.
Lamar Patterson was claimed by Sacramento Kings.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 14, 2016
The 24-year-old guard appeared in 35 games for the Hawks during the 2015-2016 season, after landing in Atlanta as a second-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Patterson was an early factor in the rotation for Mike Budenholzer a season ago, but in the wake of adding two rookies and a handful of veterans headlined by Dwight Howard and Kris Humphries, the Hawks encountered a roster crunch that led to the team moving on from Patterson.
With this versatility and passing ability, Patterson could serve as a quality backup option for the Kings, particularly for an organization that has little depth at point guard. We want to wish the best of luck to Lamar in his next stop.