Combination of strength and length makes him effective on the glass
Runs the floor well
Improved outside shooter
Very unselfish; lets the game come to him
Does a nice job of finding open space on offense
Versatile enough to guard the three or four
Uses quickness to defend in the post
Must improve his ball-handling
Needs to play with more aggression on the defensive end
Free throw shooting
Still evolving his perimeter game
Summary: Patterson possess many of the assets that are ideal for an NBA power forward. He briefly tested the NBA Draft waters after his sophomore season but chose to return to Kentucky for his junior year. That decision makes sense, as he has become a better all-around player now that he is in John Calipari's dribble-drive motion offense. A terrific start to his junior season has vaulted Patterson into a likely lottery pick with the potential to be picked in the top 10.
Player Comparison: Kenyon Martin. Martin was a man among boys at Cincinnati and Patterson is in a similar mold. He is absolutely ripped from a physical standpoint, but is also a tremendous athlete. Patterson has the potential to take over games like Martin did at the collegiate level, though Patterson is a better shooter than Martin was at this point of his career.
A little late on this par but here goes: Houston -134 and if time available going in the second tier spot the Dodgers either with the high ML or I may go the way of the RL. Another: Colorado -134, two open. Another: Nats -149, two open. Another: Boston -200 (Sale), two open. GL tonight folks.
With every sports outlet picking the Titans, I feel they are overrated. I had them underrated last year but loved their o-line. They keep referencing before Mariota got injured. The thing is they were getting killed by the Jaguars before that injury. They pulled out some huge wins vs KC and GB but also struggled in their own division. I also wonder how Mariota's injury heals for this season as it was late in the season. I think they will be more of a .500 team that keeps games close. Hopefully, that means they cover the spread as underdogs.