Isaac
Last year

Bullets sign import Lamar Patterson

The Brisbane Bullets have confirmed 27-year-old, 6'5" swingman Lamar Patterson to join the roster following the departure of Alonzo Gee.

Patterson had a stand out college career with Pittsburgh, before being selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the 48th pick in the 2014 NBA draft - one place before his new Bullets team mate Cameron Bairstow was picked in the same draft.
Patterson joins the Bullets fresh from a Chinese NBL season where he averaged 45 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
They're hoping he'll debut on Nov 4.

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robt  
Last year

yeah, but can he score???? Was that a typo, average of 45 points per game?

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Isaac  
Last year

A celebrated scorer by the end of his college career, Patterson is putting up the kind of offensive numbers that make one believe there's a typo before quickly realizing that, no, they are very much real. In 16 games this season with Lhasa Jingtu, Patterson is leading the NBL in scoring at 43.9 points per game, averaging almost as many points per game by himself as his Pitt team scored in his final college game, a 61-45 loss to Florida in the third round of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
He had a 71 point game there. Lowest game was 24.

But remember their NBL is a lower tier than the CBA. 10 players are averaging 30+ in that comp. One guy averaged 60.

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Zodiac  
Last year

The standard of the Chinese NBL is very ordinary. Ex-Hawks big man import Michael Holyfield averaged 25 ppg & 25 rpg a couple of seasons ago and ex-Taipans import Tony Mitchell had a 76 point game and averaged 43 ppg before coming here.

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Luuuc  
Last year

That puts things into perspective.
... or is that just a string of typos?

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LV  
Last year

The name sounds very familiar. Was he one of the guys rumoured as United's 3rd import before they settled on Kennedy?

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Hogwash  
Last year

That's where I remember his name from too.
I don't take too much notice of Chinese scoring numbers.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Yes

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Anonymous  
Last year

He almost signed with Perth before they signed the guy who broke his leg.

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paul  
Last year

Averaged 13p, 5r and 3a in the Italian Serie A last season and 16p, 5r and 3a in the Eurocup, both comps at a similar standard to the NBL. Converted pretty well for a swingman, 46-47%, but a low-mid 30s three-point shooter over his career so not a bomber by any means.

The year before last he averaged 24p, 6r and 4a in the G-League, which isn't shabby.

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