Houston Rockets rookie Patrick Patterson made his regular season debut with the NBDL Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Thursday — here is video of the offensive plays he was involved in.
The 6-foot-9 forward, taken with the 14th pick of the 2010 draft by the Rockets, wasn’t the leading scorer — for that matter, he wasn’t even the seventh-leading scorer of the team — but he did finish with 7 points and 9 rebounds in just 22 minutes of play after being plagued by foul trouble.
It didn’t look like the offense featured Patterson too much in the first half, and his second half time was severely limited after picking up fouls early in the third. I think you will see his numbers increase from here.
Former prospect Richard Roby stole the show in the Vipers’ 123-115 win. The 6-foot-5 guard out of Colorado scored 31 points, including 4-5 from distance, to go with 8 boards. The Vipers website has a good recap with video of the game.