The NBA offseason is quickly coming to an end as teams are putting the finishing pieces on their roster before training camps start next month. The NBA has undergone numerous changes this offseason with five all-stars and former all-stars changing teams and new rules and schedules established by the NBA. Here are a couple of updates of the NBA free agency scene:

Patterson has successful arthroscopic knee surgery

Joshua Broom of SN Nation blog reported that Patrick Patterson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his knee a couple of days ago.

Patterson quickly tweeted after the surgery saying thank you for all the wishes and prayers. The proactive surgery was done at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrach. With the surgery done, Patterson is still expected to be re-evaluated in one to two months from now. He will likely miss a big part of the 2017-2018 NBA season but having the surgery before it became a problem could be a very good move for the veteran.

Patterson was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He played for three seasons in Houston, two in Sacramento, and four seasons for Toronto. Last month Patterson signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason.

He enters his 9th NBA season with career averages of 7.9 points, 0.5 blocks, 0.6 steals, 1.2 assists, and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 45.9% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc.

NBA to monitor and approve rules on resting players

With all the criticism of last years hectic NBA schedule, NBA teams have resorted to resting star players to protect them from possible injuries.

This was good for the players as they had the chance to recuperate from the grind of the NBA season but it also hurt the NBA as a whole, the NBA's fans, and their partners. Resting, for example, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Steph Curry, or Kevin Durant can have a big effect on how much or how interested people are to watch the NBA game.

This results to unhappy fans who expected their favorite players to play and unhappy promotional and Television partners as rating dive when people hear Star players are resting the night.

The NBA has exerted much effort to address those problems this offseason by changing the NBA schedule to be much more player friendly. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today also reported that the NBA and the NBA owners are to approve a rule on resting players for next season in order to protect the players, the fans, and all NBA stakeholders.