Patrick Patterson is essentially posting “starter’s numbers” as a reserve in Toronto

Patrick Patterson- photo by Tom Szczerbowski | USA TODAY Sports
- photo by Tom Szczerbowski | USA TODAY Sports

“Smooth, easy, real comfortable to say the least.”

That’s how Patrick Patterson described his adjustment to life as a Raptor, but it also accurately sums up how he appears when on the court.

Patterson’s fit like a glove since being acquired from Sacramento in the Rudy Gay deal about a month ago, becoming ’s first choice big man off of the bench thanks to his defensive positioning, smarts, rebounding and ability to stretch the floor with his shooting.

Initially regarded as just one of the pieces in the package coming over from the Kings, Patterson, a restricted free agent this summer, has emerged as the main return and the most intriguing long-term piece for the franchise.

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