The Brooklyn Nets are retaining Sean Kilpatrick and Joe Harris for the 2017-2018 season, Woj reports. The two had non-guaranteed team options set for $1.5 million each.
Nets picking up options on guards Sean Kilpatrick ($1.5M) and Joe Harris ($1.5M) for 2017-'18 season, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 29, 2017
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The Nets want playmakers and shooters who can play multiple positions. Kilpatrick obviously fits the script, while Kenny Atkinson has often mentioned Joe Harris’s hard work and 3-point shot. Some have called him a poor man’s Kyle Korver.
Moreover, extending the two gives the Nets more flexibility if they are looking to make a trade. Of course, it reduces their cap space as well, now at about $30 million depending on what they do with two other team options, on the contracts of Spencer Dinwiddie and Archie Goodwin.
Kilpatrick averaged 13 points in 25 minutes per game. Harris averaged 8.2 in 21 minutes per game, but became the Nets’ best deep shooters at 38 percent from three.
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