Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (rarely wrong), the Clippers are signing NBA veteran wing Sean Kilpatrick to a 10 day contract. Kilpatrick was waived by the Bucks on Friday, and would be playoff eligible if the Clippers decide to keep him around for the rest of the season.
Kilpatrick is 28 years old, and was not selected in the 2014 draft after a standout four year career at the University of Cincinnati. Kilpatrick has been on four NBA teams in his four years in the NBA, though he is best known for his time on the Nets, where he spent parts of three seasons. Sean had his best season for the Nets in 2016-2017, when he averaged 13.2 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in just over 25 minutes per game.
Kilpatrick is a shooting guard who can play a little bit up or down if absolutely necessary. He’s not a strong outside shooter, instead preferring to attack the basket off the dribble. His defense is not great, but he’s at least been around long enough to pick up the basics in the NBA. Overall, he’s a player who has shown he can fill in on an NBA roster when called upon, and he definitely has the ability to get buckets off the bench. It’s unlikely he plays much, instead being more an injury insurance, but it’s possibility he gets some minutes if Sindarius Thornwell is too ineffective on the offensive end for Doc Rivers’ liking.
What does this mean for CJ Williams and Tyrone Wallace? Well, all the reports are that the Clippers love Wallace and want to keep him longterm, so I am guessing he is just a stopgap until the Clippers can figure out where they and Wallace stand. This isn’t a great sign for Williams though, as there have been no real indicators that the Clippers are going to bring him back up for the rest of the season.
Welcome to the Clippers Sean!
Clippers are signing guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN. He will be eligible for an NBA playoff roster. Bucks waived him on Friday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 4, 2018