Over the last two days, the NBA has announced several overseas regular season games for the upcoming 2017-18 season. It was also revealed that Patrick Patterson will undergo knee surgery and former starting point guard Ty Lawson will play in China.

Where will these overseas game be played?

On Wednesday, the NBA announced that the Brooklyn Nets would be playing two regular season games in Mexico City. On December 7, the Nets will be playing against the reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Two days later, on December 9th, they will be facing off against Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat. The games in Mexico City will be a part of the league's 25th anniversary celebration of the first NBA game played in the country.

On Thursday, the league announced another overseas game. On January 11, the Boston Celtics will face off against the rival Philadelphia 76ers in London. The game will feature a matchup of top picks Markelle Fultz and Jayson Tatum. This will be the 16th time the NBA has played a game in London, with it being the 8th time that it has taken place during the regular season.

Patterson has knee surgery

Veteran power forward Patrick Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Thursday in Los Angeles. Patterson, one of the key free agent acquisitions made by the Oklahoma City Thunder, will have his knee re-evaluated in four to six weeks. This deadline will bump up against the start of the team's NBA training camp on September 26th.

The 28-year-old signed a three-year, $16.4 million deal with the team and is expected to be their starting power forward. Patterson had been with the Toronto Raptors since being traded there during the 2013-14 season by the Sacramento Kings.

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He mostly played a reserve role for the team only starting 19 of the 273 games he played in. Last season in 24.6 minutes per game he averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He also shot 40.1% from the field and 37.2% on three-pointers.

Lawson officially heads to China

Almost a month ago veteran NBA point guard Ty Lawson denied a report that he was headed overseas to play in China. Now, it has been confirmed that he is headed to the Chinese Basketball League (CBL) to play for the Shandong Golden Stars.

Lawson will be teaming up with another former NBA player headed to China, as Donatas Motiejunas also signed with the team this offseason. Last season with the Kings, Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.1 steals playing 25.1 minutes per game.

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