The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Ruben Patterson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for forward Joe Smith. The 31 year old Patterson split the 2005-06 season with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Nuggets. He began the season in Portland, averaging 11.4 points and 3.4 rebounds over 45 games, before being traded to the Nuggets as part of a four-team trade on February 23. In 26 games with the Nuggets, he averaged 13.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He averaged 12.1 points and 3.4 rebounds over the entire season and shot 51.5% from the floor, good for 15th in the NBA. In eight overall NBA seasons, Patterson spent time with the L.A. Lakers, Seattle, Portland and Denver. Smith spent three seasons in Milwaukee and averaged 10.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in 194 games as a Buck.
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