It has been reported that Houston Rockets starting power forward Patrick Patterson will be out indefinitely with a bone bruise in his right foot.
“Houston Rockets forward Patrick Patterson had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test performed Saturday morning.”
“Results of the MRI revealed a bone bruise in Patterson’s right foot. Patterson will be out while further testing is conducted and a medical course of action is determined.”
“Rookie forward Terrence Jones is expected to be recalled from Houston’s D-League affilliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and to be with the team tomorrow in time for their Sunday afternoon game against the Toronto Raptors.”
Patterson is one of those rare players who is having his best season of his career but also disappointing everyone a bit. Patrick has yet to show the fans and his coaching staff that he’s the power forward of the future. He’s had a few good games so far this season, but is still a very mediocre rebounder and his muscles seem to be just for show, as he still goes up weak in the paint.
With all that being said he is still a valuable option for the Rockets. So far this season he is averaging 13.2 points on 48% shooting and 4.8 rebounds in 29 minutes a game.
No matter how long he is out, this will definitely give guys like Marcus Morris and Greg Smith a chance to show off their skill-set. Both guys have taken long strides in their NBA career compared to last season. Guys like Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas could also find some action at some point.
There is still no sign of when Patterson will come back.