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Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Coyote » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Justin starts his pro career with the Minesota Timberwolves selected in the First Round (#16) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls (traded).
He sported a "O!" inside his jacket.
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Coyote » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:48 pm

The Timberwoves also got Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. New Timberwolves roster

PG Marco Rubio
SG Andrew Wiggins
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Gorgui Dieng
C Karl-Anthony Towns (Justin Patton)
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:42 pm

Coyote wrote:The Timberwoves also got Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. New Timberwolves roster

PG Marco Rubio
SG Andrew Wiggins
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Gorgui Dieng
C Karl-Anthony Towns (Justin Patton)


Might not be the best place for him to be unless they move him to a different position.

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 pm

Love the O! As a Bull's fan, I wish they would have kept him. I am not sure what the Bulls are doing. Their front office is a mess. Butler was a very reliable and consistent player. They stuck with D Rose forever and he couldn't even get through a whole season without having a major injury.

Congrats to Justin though!

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 pm

Uffda wrote:
Coyote wrote:The Timberwoves also got Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. New Timberwolves roster

PG Marco Rubio
SG Andrew Wiggins
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Gorgui Dieng
C Karl-Anthony Towns (Justin Patton)


Might not be the best place for him to be unless they move him to a different position.


Wouldn't be too surprised if he plays significant time for Timberwolve's G league team to give him some more experience.

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Coyote » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 pm

PG Marco Rubio Jeff Teague
SG Andrew Wiggins
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Gorgui Dieng
C Karl-Anthony Towns (Justin Patton)
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Coyote » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:43 pm

PG Marco Rubio Jeff Teague
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:03 pm

I hope it was all worth it JP...

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:I hope it was all worth it JP...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Yeah he might have to work hard to get any playing time. Also how good was his defense as the MN coach is known for wanting good defensive players?

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

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Uffda wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:I hope it was all worth it JP...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Yeah he might have to work hard to get any playing time. Also how good was his defense as the MN coach is known for wanting good defensive players?


Based on what I've seen, he'll likely be the 10th-12th man and only get time on the court during garbage time..

JP, perhaps even more than Maurice Watson last year, would gave greatly benefited from one more year of college play- Battling Big East competition...

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:35 am

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:I hope it was all worth it JP...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Yeah he might have to work hard to get any playing time. Also how good was his defense as the MN coach is known for wanting good defensive players?


Based on what I've seen, he'll likely be the 10th-12th man and only get time on the court during garbage time..

JP, perhaps even more than Maurice Watson last year, would gave greatly benefited from one more year of college play- Battling Big East competition...

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I agree. We can hope it works out but we know the main reason he left early and it wasn't his skill level - it was the $$$$$

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

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Uffda wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:I hope it was all worth it JP...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Yeah he might have to work hard to get any playing time. Also how good was his defense as the MN coach is known for wanting good defensive players?


Based on what I've seen, he'll likely be the 10th-12th man and only get time on the court during garbage time..

JP, perhaps even more than Maurice Watson last year, would gave greatly benefited from one more year of college play- Battling Big East competition...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


I agree. We can hope it works out but we know the main reason he left early and it wasn't his skill level - it was the $$$$$


No doubt about it.. The almighty $$$$$$$$...

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:00 pm

Yes, while I agree JP left at least a year too early, but...
If you can get a first round contract , who in their right mind would turn down guaranteed $millions?
Who would throw away a (pun included) Lottery ticket?

Now. Now that decision and pick has been made... I hope and pray...
JP is sent right away to the D League and spends time starting there to develop his skills,
And by skills I really mean his defensive skills, the guy has an offensive ceiling with no bounds,
But as everyone says, Thibideoux wants a defensive presence.
Give the kid a workout regiment, a nutritionist...

Build his body into a dream machine, and in three years, 2020 Timberwolves.......
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:34 am

Timberwolves G league (formerly D league) team is the Iowa Wolves in Des Moines

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:38 pm

Uffda wrote:Timberwolves G league (formerly D league) team is the Iowa Wolves in Des Moines


JP could probably still live in Omaha while he plays there.. The entire time, he'd be thinking, "man, I could have played on a much bigger stage, in front of MANY more people and often times, in front of a national television audience..if i only stayed in college ONE more season..." lol...

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:36 pm

Well that sucks for him. Looking up recovery time it can be 6-8 weeks to 3-4 months. The 76ers first rounder last year missed his whole first season because of similar break.

Also what is with the Riverdale, GA native -- I thought his hometown was listed as Omaha.

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:43 pm

Uffda wrote:Well that sucks for him. Looking up recovery time it can be 6-8 weeks to 3-4 months. The 76ers first rounder last year missed his whole first season because of similar break.

Also what is with the Riverdale, GA native -- I thought his hometown was listed as Omaha.


It's Karma man. If the kid would have stayed at CU for at least his sophomore season, this never would have happened :;): ..

Karma aside, a bad break (pardon the pun) for JP indeed. And it certainly puts his first pro season in major doubt. And for what it's worth, the W-H story mentions nothing about Riverdale, GA.. Just that he's an Omaha North product and the first Omaha metro player drafted in the NBA since Rich King in 1991...

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Greg S » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:37 am

Glad he made the decision to turn pro. If this happens at CU, it scares team on drafting him.

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:00 pm

With the NBA season about to start:

Iowa, Iowa St and Nebraska have a combined 3 players in the NBA (all for Iowa ST)

Creighton has 4 (Patton, McDermott, Tolliver, Korver)

Great to see for Creighton!

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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Coyote » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Anyone know how his health is? His foot?
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:38 pm

Best and worst case scenario for Justin Patton
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Re: Justin Patton in the NBA

Postby Uffda » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 pm

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Patton (foot) is jumping in controlled situations but has not been cleared for contact, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "We want to take the long view with him," said head coach Tom Thibodeau. "We want to make sure there's a progression to it. He's handled everything that has come his way so far. He's doing the right things."
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