Former Rockets center Justin Patton will play with the Jazz during the Salt Lake City Summer League and Knicks during the Las Vegas Summer League next month, a source told Hoops Rumors.
Throughout his career, Patton, 24, has made stops with the Wolves, Sixers, Thunder, and Rockets. He was selected No. 16 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by Chicago, but his rights were immediately traded to Minnesota as part of the Jimmy Butler–Zach LaVine deal.
Patton joined the Bucks for training camp last year and was waived before the season started. He was drafted by the Westchester Knicks in the January G League draft, later earning a two-way deal with Houston due to his impressive play.
The Salt Lake City Summer League (four teams) will be held on August 3, 4 and 6, while the Las Vegas Summer League (all 30 teams) will take place from August 8-17.
Here are some other noteworthy commitments to report:
- Former Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson has committed to play summer league with the Lakers in Las Vegas, a source told Hoops Rumors. Simpson signed with the Lakers as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He averaged 9.8 points, 6.1 assists and 28.5 minutes with Oklahoma City’s G League affiliate this past season.
- Tahjere McCall has accepted a summer league invitation with the Magic, Hoops Rumors has learned. McCall was part of the team’s G League championship roster last season, averaging 11.9 points per game. The 26-year-old guard was also named to the G League All-Defensive Team and finished second in G League Defensive Player of the Year voting.
- Free agent big man Dewan Hernandez has agreed to play summer league with the Wizards, according to a source. Hernandez, a Miami product, was drafted No. 59 overall by the Raptors back in 2019. He played six games with Toronto in 2019-20.
- Another commitment for the Salt Lake City Summer League, Hoops Rumors has learned: Jarell Martin with the Jazz. Martin holds 184 games of NBA experience and most recently spent time in Australia. He was selected 25th in the 2015 draft.
8 thoughts on “Justin Patton, Others Commit To Summer League”
Another FIRST ROUND BUST by the Timberpuppies!
@nentwigs if you are calling Justin Patton a bust you are absolutely IGNORANT! Because he only played one game with them and then after he was traded to Philadelphia he played in multiple games. As well as when he was with the thunder and rockets. O and by the way since Wood was hurt he was starting at center and had very impressive numbers averaging 4.8 ppm 3.7 reb and 2 blk per game. He is a 7 foot center who has a high IQ of a guard and is very versatile on both sides of the floor. After playing with Houston this year, he has proven to all of us that he is now a young healthy big man that could fit well in any system and with all of that said I wouldn’t be surprised if a young team like Detroit, OKC, Houston or Cleveland would try and get him for a cheap deal
Shut up. This dude is an obvious bust. That’s why he’s playing in the Summer League after being drafted in 2017. You must be Justin Patton’s #1 fan
How rude are you royalsfan402?
That is his opinion, you might like it or not, which is irrelevant to all involved, but there is no need to say shut up to someone for giving a good basketball opinion, meanwhile you didn’t offer anything to the contrary but insults, maybe is you that should be quiet, right?
He said Patton is still entry-level which is true and pertinent
“Shut up”s should be edited out of rough drafts though
Real question is cwr_12 long-posting, and for a player in free-fall!
But he can’t stay healthy and in his short pro career has already bounced his way through 4 different organizations & that will soon be 6 after the summer.
Considering his minimal NBA accomplishments and his draft position, BUST seems entirely accurate.
Count me in on the summer league as well. Jessau Modesto 6’3” SF. Gone play for them Bulls
Am I the “others” can’t even get a
Mention in here as also playing?