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Raptors, Patterson Have Preliminary Talks?

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The Raptors won’t lose (Amir) Johnson to free agency — he’s got a year left on his contract and isn’t going anywhere — but having a contingency plan in place is a must as they continue to navigate free-agency waters.

It’s why, according to league sources, the Raptors have already had preliminary conversations with their own restricted free agent, Patrick Patterson, and are willing to wait for the market to calm before looking for the defensive-minded physical wing presence they need.

via Doug Smith of the Toronto Star

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