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Thunder general manager Sam Presti has reached into the recycling bin and pulled out a center. 7-foot center Justin Patton was the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He was selected by Chicago and then traded to Minnesota and then a year later traded to Philadelphia then released.
Patton's biggest problem has been health, he's had three foot surgeries (two on the left and one on the right) to repair broken bones. With those injuries he's only played in four NBA games but if he can stay healthy he has a pretty good upside.
More on all this in today's Thunder Game Report.
This transaction brings the Thunder roster to 14 players and three of those players are centers. Patton joins a group that also includes Nerlens Noel and the incumbent starter Steven Adams.