Report: Patrick Patterson traded to Sacramento Kings

Junior forward Patrick Patterson takes a shot in the second half of UK’s Sweet 16 win against Cornell at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Photo by Britney McIntosh

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The Houston Rockets have traded former UK power forward Patrick Patterson to the Sacramento Kings, reports.

Two other former Cats, Demarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes, are on the Kings’ roster.

The deal includes two other Rockets players, center Cole Aldrich and guard Toney Douglas, for Sacramento power forward and 2012 first round draft pick Thomas Robinson.

Patterson and Cousins were teammates in 2009-10 at UK when UK advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament before falling to the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Both were selected in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft, Cousins going fifth and Patterson 14th.