On the heels of signings by the Lakers and Clippers, let's round up a few more Thursday items out of the Pacific Division….
- Kings forward Patrick Patterson, who had previously been represented by Odell McCants, has signed with Excel Sports Management and agent Sam Goldfeder, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal (via Twitter).
- Moke Hamilton of HoopsWorld examines what the addition of Andre Iguodala to the Warriors means for Harrison Barnes' role and development.
- In revamping their bench this offseason, the Clippers appeared to prioritize offense over defense, as Jovan Buha of ESPNLosAngeles.com writes. Although L.A. has as much depth on paper as any Western contender, the defensive limitations of the team's bench may reduce its lineup flexibility, says Buha.
- Former teammate Jamal Crawford believes Eric Bledsoe is headed for stardom, but the 2013/14 season will be the first chance for the Suns point guard to prove as much, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.