JANUARY 29, 12:40: The signing is official, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Journal Constitution.
JANUARY 27, 10:36pm: Despite facing competition from other potential suitors for Patterson, the Hawks are in the process of finalizing a 10-day contract for the D-League guard, tweets Stein.
7:39pm: The Hawks and two other teams are “extremely interested” in signing Patterson, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (Twitter link)
2:46pm: The Hawks have “strong” interest in signing Lamar Patterson to a 10-day contract, sources tell Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter links). Patterson is currently playing in the D-League for the Reno Bighorns.
Gary Neal‘s 10-day deal with Atlanta will end at midnight tonight and the team could elect not to bring the veteran back and give Patterson the roster spot, Stein adds. Neal has only played a total of 18 minutes over two games with the Hawks. He missed all five of his shots from the field over that span, though he made all four of his foul shots.
Patterson played for the Hawks during the 2015/16 campaign. He appeared in 35 games for the team and scored 7.7 points per 36-minutes. Prior to the 2015/16 season, he played for Tofas Bursa of the Turkish Basketball League.