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Sean Kilpatrick - SG, 6'4, 215
Brooklyn Nets - Signed as a free agent in February 2016
       Date of birth: 01/06/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Cincinnati
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
20th October, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Golden State.
30th October, 2014 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
21st January, 2015 D-League Traded by Santa Cruz Warriors, along with a 2015 first round pick, to Delaware 87ers in exchange for Ronald Roberts and the returning player rights to Darington Hobson.
19th March, 2015 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Minnesota.
29th March, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
9th September, 2015 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimim salary contract with New Orleans.
23rd October, 2015 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
17th November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
12th January, 2016 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Denver.
23rd January, 2016 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Denver.
2nd February, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
28th February, 2016 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
9th March, 2016 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
19th March, 2016 NBA Signed a minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Brooklyn.
When: Where:
2009 - 2014 Cincinnati (NCAA)
July 2014 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
October 2014 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
October 2014 - January 2015 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
January 2015 - March 2015 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
March 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
March 2015 - June 2015 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
July 2016 Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016 New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
November 2015 - January 2016 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
January 2016 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2016 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
February 2016 - present Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

Sean Kilpatrick, pictured just after being told he was a "prompt & efficient payer, A+++++".

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, Senior, 6'4 210lbs

2013/14 stats: 33.8 mpg, 20.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.0 bpg, 1.4 fpg, 2.1 TOpg, 42.3% FG, 34.8% 3PT, 84.5% FT

Kilpatrick was the only scorer on a Cincinnati team who prided themselves on defense, because they had to, because they did not have any scorers. Besides Kilpatrick, the only other player to score more than seven points per game was power forward Justin Jackson (11.1), a man who pretty much needed setting up all the time. And there was no one to do such setting up - paltry as they may seem, Kilpatrick's 2.5 assists per game were actually the team high. Kilpatrick, then, took a lot of shots because he had to. And while some of those shots were what we might otherwise consider 'bad', they had to be.

Mostly taking deep range jump shots - and sometimes VERY deep range jump shots - Kilpatrick always looks to score. With a quick release, he can single-handedly win games on the offensive end, and has all the hallmarks of a true microwave type. Diversifying his offensive game more as an upperclassman, Kilpatrick improved somewhat as a shooter off the dribble (although he is not especially good at this and is distinctly better off the catch still), and used this added threat to get to the rim and the foul line more driving off of screens. He doesn't finish especially well at the rim, small for the position and not an elite athlete, and has never been much of a ball handler, but the knowledge that he can and will get to the rim anyway benefits his jump shot, as he has to be played for it. Kilpatrick mostly plays in the half court and doesn't play much in transition, but this might change when he's on a team that can do it as a unit - in theory, with decent speed and his always hunting for a shot, Kilpatrick could thrive in this aspect.

Defensively, Kilpatrick has historically paid little attention to this end of the court, but did pick up his intensity in that aspect as a senior. His amazingly low foul rates speak to his tendency to hide on this end, but when he wants to move his feet and stay in front, he can, combined with good strength. Kilpatrick's talent and drive on the offensive end has never spilled over to defense, yet should it ever do so, there is a foundation to work with.

Having to go five on one isn't good for anybody, and Kilpatrick did an admirable job in the circumstances. It is perhaps telling that he always had to try and score in such situations and could not create for others, but it's not really the point. Kilpatrick is a shooter, and that's fine. And now that he's no longer chucking to meet quotas, he's a very good one.

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