Sean Kilpatrick Rumors

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Sean Kilpatrick
Sean Kilpatrick
Position: G
Born: 01/06/90
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $980,431
Players like Kilpatrick must frequently convene with their new team amid a road trip, and journeying to an NBA arena from small-city Delaware or Sioux Falls, S.D. can lead to panic-inducing itineraries. Oftentimes, proximity and travel logistics determine which player a team signs for a 10-day trial. His dream in hand, Kilpatrick instantly hurried back to his team-provided housing inside Newark’s Valley Stream apartment complex. Jordan McRae, current Cavaliers guard and Kilpatrick’s former Delaware roommate of two years, instinctively grabbed a duffle bag out of the closet and tossed it onto Kilpatrick’s bed.
When he finally arrived at Pennsylvania Plaza, Kilpatrick literally parked his car on 31st Street, tossed his keys to an MSG security guard and bolted for the Wolves’ locker room. “I just jumped right into the layup line,” he said. Kevin Garnett growled preparatory advice. Kevin Martin whispered “just play your game,” in Kilpatrick’s ear. He would play 10 minutes that evening, attempting one field goal and grabbing a rebound.
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Yet, Kilpatrick never got a call-up from then-Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie while with the Sevens. At the time, it didn’t seem to be a big deal, with the Sixers having Isaiah Canaan, Nik Stauskas, and Thompson. Like Kilpatrick, they are all guards who can stretch defenses with their shooting. Passing him up seems crazy now, however, considering how he surpassed the three players from a talent standpoint. Plus, new Sixers president Bryan Colangelo declined to extend Canaan a qualifying offer this summer. “I don’t really remember how it played out,” Brown said. “I think Sam with the [front office] group felt like with Isaiah here and other people here . . . I don’t really remember how it really played out. I do know that Sam thought highly of him, but obviously not highly enough to bring him in.” That worked out well for the Nets.
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Sean Kilpatrick earned the game ball after scoring a career-high 38 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-122 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. After the game of his life, Kilpatrick reflected on his journey and how Nets general manager Sean Marks changed his life. “Every night I really sit here and say to myself, ‘Where would I be without him?’” Kilpatrick told Basketball Insiders. “It’s like my emotions toward Mr. Marks are kind of crazy because I always say he saved my life, and he did. He really sat here and said, ‘This is a team I want you to be a part of, and just make sure you just play your game and be who you are.’ I think that’s something no team has ever done for me and once I had that type of comfort, it made things a lot easier for me.”