People of Portland, rejoice. Your nightmare of moderate length is over —- Ruben Patterson is again a member of the Blazers. From the Oregonian’s Jason Quick and Mike Tokito.
The Oregonian has learned that Patterson has agreed to apologize to the team before Saturday’s practice, and to adhere to a letter of expectations outlined by the team. The terms of the letter were not disclosed, but it is believed to include a kabosh on making detrimental comments to the media about his playing time and the state of the team.
Coach Nate McMillan said he expects Patterson to be activated and play in Sunday’s home game against Utah.
“I expect him to be back tomorrow under the conditions we talked about, which was basically what’s best for this team and this organization,” McMillan said.
I am very hopeful that the word “kabosh” was used in said letter, and if so, John Nash is a lot sharper than he looks.
The Knicks’ D-League affiliate, Fayetteville, saw their record drop to 2-4 following a 91-85 loss to the Tulsa 66’ers this afternoon, the same score as Thursday’s meeting between the two clubs. Southern Cal’s Desmond Farmer had 22 points for Tulsa, teammate Bernard King garnering 10 points and 3 assists.
Not that Bernard King, but it was a fun thought.