Sean Kilpatrick Reportedly to Sign with Bucks After Release from Nets

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2017

Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 112-104. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Sean Kilpatrick is reportedly headed to the Milwaukee Bucks less than two weeks after being released by the Brooklyn Nets, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN. 

The guard was waived earlier this month in order to make room for Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas, who were acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. Kilpatrick was averaging 4.9 points in 16 games for Brooklyn this season.

Despite his struggles, there is confidence he can succeed if given the opportunity:

Kilpatrick bounced around the league in his first few years after being an All-American at the University of Cincinnati. However, he seemed to have found a home in Brooklyn where he performed well on both sides of the ball for parts of three seasons.

He averaged 13.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in 70 appearances last year, providing consistent production for a team that struggled to a 20-62 record. He also ranked fourth on the team with 1.1 defensive win shares, per Basketball Reference.

With Milwaukee, he could provide some much-needed backcourt depth for a team dealing with several key injuries to Tony Snell, Jason Terry and Matthew Dellavedova.

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