Patterson pinching his Benjamins

By Drew Packham

LAS VEGAS – It’s refreshing to hear a rookie talk about saving money.

Complete Summer League coverage on NBA.comBut listening to Rockets rookie Patrick Patterson talk Tuesday in Las Vegas, let’s just say I’ll be surprised if he goes the ways of Antoine Walker and so many other riches-to-rags NBA players.

Patterson explained about a recent trip to a Gucci store in which he had an item he just had to have. But instead of just plopping down the plastic, Patterson made a phone call — to his financial advisor.

“It’s just about being smart,” said Patterson, who reached a deal with the Rockets on Tuesday that is guaranteed to pay him about $3.1 million in the first two seasons with options for the following two seasons.

Smart kid.

12 Comments

  1. i kinda hate womanizing guys like Jon Gosselin “”

  2. Archie Hill says:

    John Gosselin is not deserving to have the love of Kate-~,

  3. ToddUK says:

    Penny is saying that as someone who will never see 5 figures in their life. So she is right someone barely over broke doesnt need one but a kid who will have a lot of money thrown at him in a material world would be smart to have a advisor

  4. Penny says:

    smart people don’t hire financial advisor

    • Cdub says:

      Smart people who want to focus on their career and be able to enjoy what they earned even after they’re done playing do!

  5. memyselfandi says:

    I still wish the rockets had taken a chance on derrick caracter…. i hope this patterson guy pans out, but caracter played for my favorite college bball team last season and he tore everyone he played up!!!

  6. Brother Tang says:

    Very smart cat, wish him the best. Going to be an exciting season for the Rockets.

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  8. chris says:

    pattterson also got his degree in three years. Would love to meet some of these smart nba players like him and battier

  9. Timmy the Spur says:

    Did he buy the overpriced piece of Italian Junk or not? Not sure how this constitutes news unless he skipped the Man-Bag?

  10. C says:

    Very Smart guy indeed…I wish more of our Athletes would be so wise

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