No surprise here. The Nets announced Wednesday that they've signed Sean Kilpatrick to a second 10-day contract. The Nets will have to decide by March 19 whether to keep the 6'4" shooting guard for the rest of the year ... and possibly next year.
Kilpatrick, 26, signed his first 10-day contract on February 28 and made his Nets debut on February 29 on the road against the Clippers. In five games with Brooklyn, Kilpatrick has averaged 9.4 points in 16.6 minutes per game while shooting 41.0 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from three-point range. He has scored in double figures twice, including a career-high 19 points in 26 minutes on March 5 at Minnesota.
Signing the D-League's leading scorer to a second 10-day costs the Nets less than $50,000.
Interim coach Tony Brown said he likes having Kilpatrick and Markel Brown available off the bench.
"With the new addition of Sean Kilpatrick, they’re a good combo coming off the bench,’’ Brown said on Monday. "Both are very aggressive and have a high level of confidence in what they can do."
The Nets will have a number of options at the end of the next 10-day: After a second 10-day, the Nets will have to decide whether to keep him for the rest of the season or let him go. If they decide to keep him, the decision tree branches out a bit more. Brooklyn could sign him for the last three weeks of this season or for the rest of this season and next, perhaps with a team option and a guarantee.
Sean Marks told Brian Lewis last week he wants to use 10-day contract as a way to see if the team can find a player who can stick beyond this season. The Nets have one roster spot open after signing Kilpatrick to a second 10-day.