By Drew Packham
LAS VEGAS — It’s refreshing to hear a rookie talk about saving money.
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.