The Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward Ruben Patterson.
Patterson is a solid addition to a team reeling from Elton Brand’s injury. Although not a power forward, Patterson will help a Clippers team with a thin frontcourt attempt to stay within playoff striking distance while waiting for Brand to return.
The Bucks suffered through a disappointing season last year that would have been a lot worse had Patterson not stayed healthy and stepped up with a career year. But the team is going in a different direction, and should be able to match the production of Patterson with the tandem of Bobby Simmons and Desmond Mason.