Patrick Patterson, Raptors agree to 3-year, $18 million deal

TORONTO, Canada Patrick Patterson has agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract to stay with the Toronto Raptors, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. He was a restricted free agent.

Patterson was a key part of Toronto's playoff push, arriving from Sacramento in a December trade that turned around the Raptors' season. He made 41 percent of his three-pointers in Toronto, providing some much-needed floor spacing at the power forward position. In 48 games with the team, he averaged nine points and five rebounds in 23 minutes per game.

"It was great here," Patterson said at his end-of-season media availability in May. "Developed strong relationships with the staff, the organization, my teammates, embraced the city and the fans. Overall I had a great time. Out of all the stops I've been to, Houston and Sacramento, this is by far the best."

Patterson confirmed that he'd remain in Toronto on his Instagram account. -- By James Herbert | NBA writer


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