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Kings claim Lamar Patterson off waivers

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Patterson was formerly with the Atlanta Hawks.

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The Sacramento Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers. Patterson had previously been with the Atlanta Hawks. Patterson is a wing player who was waived to clear room for the signings of Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore. He's a wing player who will be under contract for under $900k next season.

Its tough to say how Patterson fits into the team's long term plans or why they claimed him. Patterson put up minimal numbers in a minimal minutes last season. I don't see this as a move that pushes the team forward, but it certainly doesn't hurt the team either.